PORTLAND – Draymond Green walked into his postgame news conference Saturday night, analyzed what went wrong for the Warriors in a Game 3 loss and strolled straight into promise territory for Game 4.
“We’ll be better,” he said after a 120-108 loss to the Trail Blazers. “I’ll be better. And we’ll win.”
Green said this after lighting into himself for pretty much everything that failed the Warriors, from poor defense to low energy. Weak leadership.
Green honestly did more than anybody else to keep the Warriors afloat. Scored 37 points, career high in a playoff game. Grabbed nine rebounds and passed for eight assists. Had the Warriors won, Green would have been the primary force.
“When I look at this game, I think it was my worst game of the series,” Green said. “Everybody will look and say you had 37, nine and eight, two turnovers. All of that is cute. But I didn’t do what I do for this team. I don’t feel like I led my troops tonight and I feel like I was horrendous on the defensive end.”
Therefore, Green sees Game 4 as an opportunity to wipe away the sour memories of Game 3. Game 4 arrives Monday night at Moda Center.