Defeated Stephen Curry and Splash Bro Klay Thompson Speak Up After Draymond Green’s On-Court Violence vs Kings: “That’s a Dirty…”

Published 04/18/2023, 7:10 AM EDT

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A drama-laden but anticlimactic end to game 2 has the Golden State Warriors now two down in round 1 of the playoffs. The Sacramento Kings carried their momentum from game 1 over, dominating the dubs last night. Despite the frustrating loss for DubNation, Dubs star Draymond Green snatched all the attention away by displaying dirty antics in the last quarter. Following the game, Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson backed DrayMagic despite his questionable act.  

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With less than 7 minutes left in the game, Green and Kings’ center Domantas Sabonis engaged in an ugly spat. Sabonis grabbed Green’s leg when he fell off balance attempting for a rebound. In order to get rid of Sabonis’ hold, the Dubs star stomped on his chest in a manner that seemed conspicuously deliberate. Referees called a flagrant foul on Green and a technical foul on the Kings’ star. 

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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson reflect on Green’s antics

After the frustrating loss, the Splash Brothers addressed the press individually and reflected on the 4th quarter incident. Stephen Curry defended Draymond Green, saying, I know he [Sabonis] grabbed his foot. I don’t know what you’re supposed to do in that situation.” He added that Sabonis played the game after the incident, hinting that the stomp didn’t affect the star’s health.

Klay Thompson also backed Green and criticized the Kings star for grabbing his leg. He said, What are you gonna do when someone grabs you when you are on your full speed? That’s a dirty… That’s not cool, man.

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Moreover, Thompson didn’t completely defend Green, continuing, I’m not saying what Draymond did was right, but can’t just grab somebody’s foot.” 

Green himself addressed the press after the game and stood his ground. He added, My leg got grabbed… Referees just watch it. I got to land my foot somewhere.”

The pressure of the postseason is certainly evident as tensions visibly rise in playoffs series. The Warriors now have 5 games left against the Kings and need to win four out of those to proceed.

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Steph’s Warriors to play in unexplored terrain

Ever since the mighty Stephen Curry-Steve Kerr association formed, the Dubs have never played a playoffs game with a 0-2 record. The Warriors need to take advantage of their two upcoming home games to bounce back in the contest. Moreover, Curry seemed off-color on Monday, dropping just 3 three-pointers in 13 attempts.

He missed several 3-pointers that were decidedly a clutch scenario, and had also missed the crucial potential-winner three during the final moments of game 1. However, the Dubnation expects their stars to be fired up as usual for Thursday’s game 3. 

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What do you make of the Splash Brothers’ comments on game 2’s nasty on-court drama? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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