Draymond Green responds to death wish he received on Twitter

May 09, 2018, 01:23
Draymond Green responds to death wish he received on Twitter

The Warriors will now return to Oakland with a 3-1 series lead needing just one more victory to get closer to their goal of a championship. The rhythm of the series suggests that Game 5 will be a tight matchup after an uncompetitive loss in Game 4, but it looks like the Pelicans simply don't have the firepower to match up with a focused Golden State team. So, it's easy to forget how bad their defense was just a few weeks ago. The starting five of Durant, Thompson, Curry, Green and Iguodala may be the starting lineup going forward. They were all healthy. "Every series is so different, and we've gotta stay locked in and try and take care of business Tuesday - save a trip to the Central time zone, and get ready for the next series if we're lucky enough to do that. But, I had concerns".

While sweeps were the Golden State Warriors' modus operandi during last year's playoffs, the 2018 team is feeling a little more gentlemanly. His primary role was defense, since Antetokounmpo averaged 27.8 points on 62 percent shooting in the first four games of the series.

With both Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum ruled out for Game 5, the Jazz rookie guard could conceivably play 40-plus minutes while being spelled in short bursts by Alec Burks. Curry had a solid game in Game 4 but he's still working back into game shape. The Warriors were waiting for them.

"The versatility of that lineup, everybody is a playmaker", Curry said. "And the key is the effort they bring". The Warriors began the second half with a 19-10 run that pushed their lead to 16, and they never looked back.

"We're not looking to win three games, we're looking to win one". I wasn't aggressive in game three and I knew that. They needed to re-establish it, and they did in Game 4. Facing a win-or-else Game 7 in the first round, the Cavaliers put LeBron James, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson - the four holdovers from their 2016 National Basketball Association championship team - out to start with Kyle Korver. Jrue Holiday had 21 points and Rajon Rondo had 21 assists. He was really locked in.

"He did a great job", Antetokounmpo said, tipping his cap to Ojeleye. The Pelicans began the first quarter shooting 2 for 11 from the field and fell behind 17-4.

"The guy has a triple-double nearly every night against us", Gentry said. "We originally had a practice scheduled, but we do have guys that are playing real heavy minutes, really all of the starters. They did a much better job of running us off the (3-point) line".