For the second time in the past 10 months, Steph Curry has put on a memorable performance to save Draymond Green from endless public ridicule.
Curry’s 36-point effort in the Warriors’ Game 3 win over the Kings in their NBA first-round playoff series Thursday night at Chase Center came following Green’s suspension for the contest after stomping on the chest of Kings center Domantas Sabonis late in Game 2.
“Steph Curry’s game last night was all jazz,” Green said on “The Draymond Green Show,” which was released Friday. “It was beautiful. It was absolutely beautiful. He was in control. There aren’t many guys, certainly in the league right now, who can control a game like this. You’re talking about Steph Curry, LeBron James… Luka (Doncic), who really controls the whole pace of the game. Everything that’s going on, it’s just so hard to do that.
“Watching Steph Curry do this last night… You held me back again bro. You held me back again. I can’t thank him enough. Absolutely amazing. Once again. A master at work. Not often in life see a master at work Appreciate this because I did it.
Without Green, the Warriors risked falling to a 3-0 hole against rivals NorCal. But Curry wants Golden State to win by 17 points.
“We saw the Steph Curry NBA Finals, which was absolutely amazing,” Green said. “Controlled the whole game. It was like a calm, ‘I’m not letting us lose, I’m right now, that’s what it is and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.’ What we saw Steph Curry do last night was just a master at work
Last June, Green needed Curry to face him against the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. When the series moved to TD Garden, Green had a forgettable Game 3 and a less than stellar Game 4.
But the eventual NBA Finals MVP wrote one of the greatest games of his career to help the Warriors win Game 4 and save Green from public criticism for his lackluster play.
Ten months later, Green had to watch from home as Curry saved him and the Warriors’ season.
After the Warriors’ 114-97 win over the Kings, Green went to Chase Center and revealed he had a hell of a chat with Curry in the locker room.
“When I got to the arena last night, I got to the arena after the game, I sat next to him and I just said ‘Yo, wow. Wow. Like, that was just masterful, Steph’,” Green said. “And we talked about it. We talked about what he saw. Some of the things that we talked about before the game and then talking about it after the game and seeing those things work was special. The aura was special. “
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Green will return to the lineup for Game 4 on Sunday in an effort to help Curry and the Warriors even the best of seven series.
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