Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green continues to trash talk the Portland Trail Blazers, who suffered a heart-breaking 132-125 overtime loss Monday night to Stephen Curry and company.
Green says he believes the Blazers are “done” heading into Game 5 Wednesday night.
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The fiery and talkative forward explained prior to Game 4 the rationale that he uses when giving opponents so-called bulletin board material.
Per the Bay Area Newsgroup:
“I knew the (Trail Blazers) needed something to grab hold to (down 0-2 in the series), so I told our team, ‘Don’t give ’em any bulletin board material,’” Green said after the Warriors’ Game 4 win. “And everybody looked at me crazy like, ‘What? Who is this saying this? Like, what’s going on?’ I’m usually the guy to do that, and I’m telling everybody else not to do it? And I thought that worked against us the other night because I felt like we played soft, and I was the catalyst of us playing soft.”
Green changed his tone immediately after the Game 3 loss, essentially guaranteeing a win in Game 4 if the Warriors came to play and noting that the Trail Blazers had shown doubt. He had Damian Lillard wondering what mind games he was playing.
“I wanted to give them bulletin board material,” Green said. “It wasn’t no disrespect to them. It was more so at my guys to make our guys respond to what I’m saying.”