Draymond Green: Warriors’ Offense Has Always Started With Steph Curry, Even With KD

This time, the Warriors blew up a close game in the third quarter and kept that way.. The end result was a 107-88 blowout home win over the Celtics to even the Finals at a game apiece.Steoh Curry Draymond Green

While Golden State is mostly known for its splashy offense, it was defense that led to many of those great looks at the other end, Draymond Green told reporters.

“When you’re playing against a great team at this level at this point in the season, they have to feel you every possession,” he said.

Again, clearly, the offense had plenty to do with it, and when you’re talking about the Warriors’ offense, you start with Steph Curry. According to Green, that was even the case when Kevin Durant was on the team.

“Our offense is always a lot of Steph,” Green said. “It all starts with Steph. When KD was here, our offense still started with Steph and that’s the way it’s going to be. When you’re playing a team like that, you have to get offense from other places, not just Steph. And I think, for the most part, we did a pretty good job of that.”

Offering evidence of what Green said was the fact Klay Thompson struggled and the Warriors still won going away. 

“Klay, 4-for-19, had a tough one, but that happens, and we know he’ll make shots as this series continues to go on,” Green said. “But we didn’t turn the ball over and that was very important in this game, is keeping them out of transition and making them play against our defense.”

Either way, it’s been so-far, so-good for Curry, who is averaging a sizzling 31.5 points in the series.

 “There’s always a need for me to be aggressive, try to play-make, try to score,” Curry said. “To understand how the defense is going to guard me and guard us as a team and be able to counter that. When you compare it to years past, with the depth we had, with the heavy loading of scoring with me, KD, Klay had, it obviously looks a little different and the game flows a little different.

“But this year, I think there’s definitely a need for me to be aggressive throughout the game to create and draw attention, get shots up and just continue to apply pressure.

“Obviously, these first two games, it’s gone well. I don’t know what it will look like on the road and the rest of the series. It’s always about being confident with the ball in my hands and make plays.”

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