Draymond Green Says He Was a ‘Bad Teammate’ Following Game 5 Suspension

by June 15, 2016

Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green looked on helplessly as his team lost Game 5 of the NBA Finals to the Cavs, and following his suspension, Green said his actions let the defending champs down.

The Dubs’ sparkplug says that his emotions will be kept in check for the remainder of the series.

Golden State holds a 3-2 lead over Cleveland, and with Game 6 looming, head coach Steve Kerr says he likes his squad’s chances.

Per the AP:

Yet there’s no panic now for the defending champions after LeBron James and the Cavs forced at least one more game in what has become quite the testy rematch. The Warriors lead the series 3-2 and still have the upper hand. […] “We’re all disappointed. We want to win,” guard Shaun Livingston said. “With the stakes being what they are right now, obviously it’s a gut punch. But it’s the finals. It’s not going to be easy. They’re not going to lay down. It doesn’t matter who’s on the court. We’ve got to play.”


Defensively, the Warriors must find a way to keep James and Kyrie Irving from going off the way they did Monday, with each scoring 41 points. […] Not that the always-confident Warriors are overly concerned. They are a group that bounced back from every rare loss during a record-setting, 73-win regular season. Golden State is 14-1 following a defeat.


“We’re in the same place we were last year, up 3-2 heading back to Cleveland. If you told me this before the series, I would have taken it,” coach Steve Kerr said. “So we’re in a good spot. We’re disappointed we didn’t win (Monday night), but, like I said, they outplayed us. They deserved the win. And we’ll go back to Cleveland and we’ll play a better game for sure.”