Warriors’ James Wiseman Gives Credit to Draymond Green For Stellar Performance Against Spurs

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January 21, 2021 10:36 pm

The Golden State Warriors continued their winning streak after defeating the reigning champions. As it has been in most of the games, Stephen Curry was the star who led the Dubs to their 121-99 victory against the San Antonio Spurs. However, the man who stood out was their newly drafted rookie, James Wiseman.

Warriors never looked back

The best part about this matchup was that the Warriors did not trail against the Spurs throughout the game. In fact, one can say that it was their most complete game so far.

They took care of the offense and defense with the same efficiency. This is right after they made a 14 point comeback while playing the Lakers on Monday.

As usual, Curry finished as their lead scorer with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. Their second-best scorer was James Wiseman, who dropped 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Followed by Draymond Green’s 6 out of the team’s total 31 assists.

The lead scorer for the Spurs was Dejounte Murray, who added 22 points on the scoreboard. However, this team was no match for the Warriors who were in their best form after their last win.

Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) dunks the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green guiding James Wiseman

The 19-year-old was one of the top prospects in this year’s NBA Draft and he is living up to that reputation so far. Also, the rookie has far more pressure than the others as he is already being made to play as a starter because of Klay Thompson’s absence. Well, it looks like he isn’t letting it get to him and Green is being the perfect veteran on the team.

As per Nick Friedell, “Wiseman on how he stayed out of foul trouble tonight: “Really just being smart, listening to Draymond, talking to Draymond.

“He’s giving me little tricks, different tricks on how to be smart. How to stay on my feet because I’m 7’1 so I don’t have to jump.”

Even when they were playing the Lakers, Green was caught helping Wiseman recognize what he was doing wrong on the floor. Being surrounded by championships has a lot of perks. With his help, Golden State is slowly making its way up in the West.

With an 8-6 record so far, they are proving what they can do without Klay as well. Do you think they have the potential to become title contenders this time?

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Yashima Bhatia

Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for Essentially Sports. Her love for playing the game transitioned into her love for writing for the sport. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, with experience as a scriptwriter for short films. This die-hard Lakers fan has been working for EssentiallySports since July 2020.

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