When the Toronto Raptors took on the Golden State Warriors, an incident occurred involving Golden State player Draymond Green. The NBA player was called out by the referee for a technical foul, and the player was not happy about it.
In response, the NBA star got up in the referee’s face to try an intimidation tactic. Whether that worked or, not, remains a mystery, however, it mattered little as the Raptors won.
At halftime, he could only muster 6 points, however he also has 6 assists and 7 rebounds to his credit. In other words, he was in prime position for triple-double pace.
Green had been pushing the ball up the court and trying to switch the Warriors game to offense early. Then, in the closing stages of the first quarter, he displayed his quick-twitch defensive prowess by forcing Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard to pass. Green then proceeded to spin around and block Marc Gasol’s shot.
When the second quarter of the NBA game began, he was nt in such great form. This was proved when he missed a couple shots towards the end of the second quarter. However, Green had a net positive impact on Game 4 courtesy his trademark intensity and smarts on both ends of the floor.
So far in this NBA season, Green boasts of nine triple-doubles in his postseason career. This includes the five that he achieve during the Warriors playoff run. The final score read 105-92 in the Raptors’ favour, and they lead the series 2-1 as they face off again on the 11th of June.
It is now safe to say that the Golden State Warriors are sorely missing Kevin Durant. Durant was sidelined due to a calf injury and his status is even more crucial now for the Warriors. This is because they are on the brink of losing a postseason series for the first time since the 2016 Finals.