‘Coming Out and Making It Right’: Warriors’ Draymond Green Reflects on Career-High Performance Against Hornets

Published 02/27/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors extended their winning streak to three games by posting a dominant victory against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. It was a much-needed win for Golden State, considering they had lost to the Hornets just a week ago. Draymond Green came up big with a career-night and propelled his team towards the finish line. 

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“A revenge game would be a bit of a stretch,” Green said after the win. “I would say it’s just me coming out and making it right. Trying to do whatever I can to help this team get a win. Can’t just forget about what happened last week, so I wouldn’t call it a revenge game.”

Draymond Green took immense responsibility in guiding the Warriors to victory in the recent game against Charlotte. It was Green who got himself ejected in the final seconds when these two teams played last week, where the Hornets soared to a victory. 

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A humble Draymond Green shared the praise with his Golden State Warriors teammates

Draymond Green was the star of the night for the Warriors as he grabbed a triple-double including a career-high 19 assists to seal the win for his team. However, the 30-year-old’s humility didn’t allow him to take all the praise for himself. 

“It means my teammates are playing well, and it means we’re getting better. Kelly Oubre’s been fantastic cutting off the ball, [Andrew Wiggins], obviously, I can always find Steph somewhere. [James Wiseman] coming and putting that pressure on the rim. So just me and my teammates are playing well,” a jubilated Green mentioned after the game. 

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The veteran forward was also critical of his team’s improvement, with the season is heading into the All-Star break. The Warriors are currently 19-15 in the regular season, but they still have a lot of ground to cover in terms of competing with the top-ranked teams. 

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) and guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry has been toiling hard and long for the team’s success, but Draymond Green has been effectively helping him in the past few games. Though he’s not scoring much himself, Green has been vital in organizing the pieces on the court to better suit the offensive system. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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