Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

Laura Christensen
June 12, 2017

During the first quarter, the Warriors allowed the Cavs to put up an NBA Finals record 49 points.

The outspoken 27-year-old will try to help the Warriors, who lead this year's best-of-seven series 3-1, defeat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in Oakland to capture the crown.

Earlier this week the Cleveland Cavaliers were trailing 0-3 in the finals against the Golden State Warriors. No team has ever come back from being down three games to none in the NBA Finals, which is what the Cavaliers are trying to do after losing their first three games this series.

It's a bitter memory for the Warriors, who seek redemption.

Norris Cole was a teammate of LeBron James' from the 2011-12 season to the 2013-14 season, and thanks to LeBron James [VIDEO] and the Miami Heat the point guard won two National Basketball Association championships in his first two seasons in the league. Don't look at the final box score - that's what I call the "evened-up version" after allowing one team to set the tone it needed to set.

And it's all getting to be a bit much for James. "It causes too much stress", James said. In Game 4 he did both those things well.

The Warriors can't win with a good game from just Kevin Durant.

"I'm having a great time right now". We were just talking.

Later, Green told Durant that they didn't have any great need for "KD" in the regular season. When he's on the court, he never stops chirping at opposing players, an endless stream of trash talk. "There's nothing malicious. Emotions are what keeps this game alive".

Golden State Warriors starting forward Draymond Green won't be stuck watching game five of the NBA Finals from the stadium next door this year.


"For me when I made a decision to go back and I talked to Mav and Rich and Randy and everybody, I had to let them know some people were on the fence", James said. There was more going on out there.

Don't expect Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson to back down either.

James talked about his 2014 choice to go home in a 30-minute video from ESPN and Uninterrupted titled The Shop. "We're going to respond but they aren't going to punk us". People want you to change but it's gotten me here, why change now?

"I'm just saying my thoughts".

While it brings out fouls and anger, the energy also produces some of the trademark thrills the NBA Finals is known for. The only other Cleveland player to reach double figures was J.R. Smith with 10 points.

"I'm confident, energetic and positive about the opportunity we have in front of us", said Curry, while putting the past behind him, or doing his best, anyway. Some would say it's easy to improve alongside Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Green, but the Warriors' system has liberated him and accentuated his strengths. So we know what our keys to victory is.

The same could be said about Kevin Love, who was 1 for 7 in Game 3 and also hit a hefty bunch in Game 4 like Irving, but Irving's looks for threes can take more time to develop, so it's probably more important that he has a good night rather than Love.

"We have to be physical at the point of attack". "We want to win four games". In the brief, confusing moments when it seemed like Green might have been tossed from Friday night's game midway through the third quarter after referee Marc Davis hit Green with what, at the time, seemed like a second technical foul, as the public address system blared the Ray Charles classic, "Hit The Road Jack" and the crowd exploded in ecstasy, Green held his arms aloft and asked the crowd for more.

The Warriors know all-too well how quickly 3-1 finals leads can vanish.

During that same game, Green was involved in one of those most confusing moments in Finals history when he was apparently ejected for receiving his second technical foul, but was un-ejected when it was confirmed that his first technical foul was actually given to head coach Steve Kerr.

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