Following his ejection in the Warriors’ loss to the Charlotte Hornets last week, Draymond Green has Friday’s rematch at the Chase Center circled on his schedule.
Green once again blamed himself for the double technique in an interview Wednesday after Golden State’s 111-107 win over the Indiana Pacers, saying he believed it disappointed the Warriors.
“For us to go out and essentially get that victory [without Steph Curry] And for me, costing us the game was silly, “Green told Bonta Hill, Chris Mullin and Dorell Wright on” Warriors Postgame Live. ” I knew I had to go back and play well, and I’m excited for Charlotte’s next game because we gave them one that they shouldn’t have. I He gave them one they shouldn’t have had, so I have to go get it back. “
Green was not far from hitting a triple-double in either of his first two games after being sent off. He had seven points, 12 assists and nine rebounds in the Warriors’ victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday, and Green then posted 12 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds in the victory over the Pacers.
His 12 points are a season high, marking just the fourth time he has scored in double figures this season. Green’s play was closer to what has become his usual standard, as he racked up at least 10 assists for the 10th time this season.
“When you look around the NBA, there’s not a lot of ball movement, and definitely not a lot of player movement off the ball,” Green said of finding open teammates within the Warriors’ offense. “… I just said to these guys, ‘Keep moving, keep cutting, never get stuck. The easiest guy to defend is a stuck player, so I’m just telling these guys keep moving and great job. . “
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The Warriors improved to 7-3 in games in which Green has double-digit assists and Golden State is 4-0 when the 30-year-old has scored at least 10 points.
Green undoubtedly wants to improve those records with a great performance on Friday, and doing so in a win would go a long way toward putting his sending off behind him.
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