With Draymond Green finally getting the chance to make the playoffs alongside his two “brothers” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Given that the Dubs had a strong task on hand while facing the Denver Nuggets in the first-round series. Plus, with Nikola Jokic in explosive form, the veteran guard knew how to hold off the resilient Nuggets side from an attack.
An early win could cause any individual team to break away from the pressure that has built up; Draymond Green ensured his defensive presence haunted the opposition. Additionally, another insane stat points to just how much the former DPOY locked in Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the first round series.
Draymond Green leads Warriors from defensive end against Nuggets
When ESPN’s Kendra Andrews Featured, Green’s defense against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets allowed the Warriors to win 123-107. He limited Denver to 5 of 19 shots as a main defender, with much of his work centered on Nikola Jokic. The Joker shot 3 of 12 off the field while being defended by Green.
It’s hard not to appreciate Draymond Green’s contributions to the Warriors, and his teammates know it. In fact, top scorer Thompson went so far as to call him the best defender in the world after his brilliant performance on Saturday. Meanwhile, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr declared Green a Hall of Famer, stressing how important the 32-year-old forward is to the team.
Green certainly deserves this recognition. And truly, the Golden State Warriors will need him to consistently anchor defense and guard opposing best players if they want any chance of making a return to the NBA Finals.
That being said, Green would need to put up his A defensive play in every game if the Dubs have any hope of overcoming the big guns as the playoffs progress. Especially with Nikola Jokic on the other team, the threat of the color will always hover over the opponent’s head. Who will come out on top in Game 2? Remains to be seen.
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