Draymond Green shared his thoughts on the decision of Steve Kerr to bench him in the fourth quarter of Game 4 vs the Boston Celtics.
The star big man of the Golden State Warriors called himself a ‘competitor’ and wasn’t thrilled about Kerr’s decision. However, he was fine with that and respected his coach’s decision.
“I’m definitely never thrilled coming out of the game with seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter in a must-win game. I’m not going to sit here and act like I was thrilled. I’m a competitor.
But, at the end of the day, if that’s what coach decides, then you roll with it. You know, I had to keep my head in the game and, you know, whenever I went back in, try to make some plays. That was just my mindset. You know, don’t make too much of it.
I’ve always been of the — on the bandwagon of if you’ve got something and it’s rolling, you stick with it. So it is what it is,” Draymond Green told media, including Hedgeout.net, afterwards.
Green had a poor shooting night, going for just 2 points, on 1/7 shooting. Yet, he had 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals, along with some excellent defensive plays.
With Stephen Curry leading the way (43 points), Golden State closed the game on an 18-3 run and stunned the Boston Celtics (107-97).
The Warriors re-claimed the home-court advantage (2-2) and now have the chance to take the lead in Game 5 at Chase Center on Monday. Game 6 will take place at TD Garden on Thursday.