Draymond Green Headlines

  • Draymond Green Says Warriors Will 'Be Back Here' for Game 7

    Draymond Green is confident the Golden State Warriors will win Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday. "We'll be back here for Game 7," Green told ESPN...

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  • Rockets ‘found a way,’ used their toughness to beat Warriors

    They won it with toughness. They took it with defense. They even lost Chris Paul in the final, tight seconds. And now the Rockets are just one win from the NBA Finals. From down 2-1 to up 3-2 in the Western Conference finals. With Eric Gordon's final smooth shots, just enough offense from James Harden and two of the biggest victories of Mike D'Antoni's coaching career. It was 98-94, Rockets, on Thursday night...

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  • Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson find their shots but can’t save Warriors

    HOUSTON - In many ways, this was the enduring image from Game 5 of the Western Conference finals: Houston guard Chris Paul giving Stephen Curry a mock shimmy as they trotted back downcourt in the third quarter. That's right, Paul - after making a long, desperation three-pointer over Curry just before the shot clock expired - threw Curry's signature celebration right back at him. "It was well deserved. Tough shot," Curry said afterward with a thin smile. "If you...

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  • Warriors Need to Play Their Game, Not the Game Houston Rockets Want Them to Play

    The Houston Rockets , able to stave off a late run and defend their home court during Thursday night's Game 5, have given the NBA the blueprint for beating the Golden State Warriors ...

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  • Postgame Sound from Warriors vs. Rockets Game 5

    The Houston Rockets moved to within one win of their first NBA Finals appearance since 1995 with a 98-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 at the Toyota Center on Thursday night...

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  • Warriors facing elimination after heartbreaking Game 5 loss to Rockets

    HOUSTON - For one of the few times in the Steve Kerr era, the Warriors are on the brink of playoff elimination. In a game that featured 16 lead changes - and a critical turnover by Draymond Green with seconds remaining - Golden State let an inspired defensive performance go to waste in a pivotal Game 5 loss to the Rockets, 98-94. The Warriors trail the Western Conference finals 3-2, and now have 48 hours to prepare for Game 6 in Oakland, when they'll try to...

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  • Green: Warriors will bounce back, force Game 7

    The Warriors are on the verge of playoff elimination, but Draymond Green said the defending NBA champs are in a great position to rebound and force a decisive Game 7 against Houston.

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  • Rockets take series lead after bonkers final 60 seconds to push the Warriors to the brink

    David J. Phillip/AP The Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Thursday to take a 3-2 series lead and push the Warriors to the brink of elimination. The final 60 seconds of the game was a calamity, with Chris Paul getting injured and the Warriors flubbing several good chances to steal the win. The Rockets will have a chance to knock off the Warriors for good, but Paul's health remains a huge question mark heading into Game 6 on Saturday. The Houston Rockets and Golden...

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  • Warriors’ Andre Iguodala ruled out for Game 5 vs. Rockets

    HOUSTON - Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night against the Rockets. "He's not healthy enough to play," Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said of Iguodala, who will miss his second straight game with a left lateral leg contusion. "We'll just continue to take it day-to-day." Guard Klay Thompson, who was previously listed as questionable with a left knee strain, has been cleared to play Game...

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  • Klay Thompson expected to play Game 5; Andre Iguodala to be game-time decision

    HOUSTON - Warriors guard Klay Thompson (left knee strain) is expected to play Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night against the Rockets. "I believe Klay will play, but we're still listing him as questionable," Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said of Thompson, who fully participated in shoot-around Thursday morning. "We've got to see how he feels pregame." Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) didn't participate in shoot-around, but was...

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  • Kerr and Draymond's Relationship Nearly Destroyed Warriors; Now It Fuels Them

    The greatest NBA team of this era nearly detonated on live television. There was screaming, profanity, rage, an implied threat—a sense that something terrible, something violent, might unfold...

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  • View from Houston: Rockets were built specifically for this moment

    HOUSTON - If not now, when? This is the moment that the remade Rockets were built for. This is the shot that James Harden, Daryl Morey and Co. have waited three long years for. Even ground against the superpower Warriors. Home-court advantage with the NBA Finals on the line. Confidence, momentum and swagger for the locals in red, with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Steve Kerr and Co. regrouping on the other side. ...

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  • Warriors’ roster flaws on full display vs. Rockets

    HOUSTON - In Steve Kerr's four seasons with the Warriors, the second unit has gone from a glaring issue to a source of pride. Kerr's "Strength in Numbers" catchphrase adorns billboards and T-shirts, car windows and rally towels. However, the playoffs have a way of exposing weaknesses that the regular season camouflaged. As Golden State prepares for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night in Houston with the series tied at 2-2, it faces a sobering reality: The...

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  • Warriors’ Looney prepared for prominent playoff role

    HOUSTON - Kevon Looney understands his place in this crazy Warriors galaxy. As teammates Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were engulfed by media after Wednesday's practice, Looney chatted with one reporter off to the side. But make no mistake: Looney could play a prominent role in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night, with Golden State's season twisting in doubt. Andre Iguodala's knee injury pushed Looney into the lineup in Game...

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  • Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

    The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. To do that they'll need their superstars to step up again, with the pressure on James Harden and Chris Paul to deliver after their big...

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  • Warriors’ Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson listed as questionable for Game 5

    HOUSTON - The Warriors' Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) and Klay Thompson (left knee strain) are listed as questionable for Game 5 Thursday night of the Western Conference finals against the Rockets. Iguodala missed Tuesday's Game 4 loss after sustaining the injury late in Game 3. After tweaking his knee early in the second quarter of Game 4, Thompson headed to the locker room and was evaluated by the team's training staff. He returned little more than four minutes...

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  • Warriors irked, but confident ahead of Game 5

    Despite losing Game 4 at home, the Golden State Warriors like their chances ahead of Game 5 against the Rockets on Thursday in Houston.

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  • Warriors’ Draymond Green named All-Defensive Second Team

    Warriors forward Draymond Green has been named to the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team, the league announced Wednesday. Green joins Nate Thurmond (1971-74) as the only players in franchise history to make four straight All-Defensive teams. In Warriors history, only Thurmond (five) has more career All-Defensive Team selections than Green's four. Green had a tough time matching last season's Defensive Player of the Year performance. He joined Giannis...

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  • Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis Top NBA All-Defensive Team; Draymond Green 2nd Team

    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis headlined the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team announced Wednesday. NBA...

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  • Memes come for Draymond Green, Warriors after Game 4 loss to Rockets

    The moment it happened, you knew. Draymond Green was going to be the butt of a lot of Rockets jokes.

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  • Chris Paul Says Foot Injury Is 'As Good as It's Going to Be Right Now'

    After helping lead the Houston Rockets to a come-from-behind win in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, point guard Chris Paul discussed the right foot injury that has hampered him...

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  • Draymond Green Says He Tried to Call Timeout on Botched Penultimate Play

    Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said he attempted to call timeout during a botched play in the final seconds of Tuesday's 95-92 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, but he didn't get the whistle...

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  • Warriors' Margin for Error Is 0 with Chris Paul, James Harden on the Other Side

    By all accounts, the Golden State Warriors should have beaten the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday. A year or two ago, the Warriors were close to invincible...

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  • Warriors collapse in 4th quarter as Rockets even series at 2-2

    After at least seven months of build-up, the NBA world finally has the drama it anticipated. And it's all thanks to a fourth-quarter collapse from the Warriors. Golden State had its 16-game home playoff winning streak snapped Tuesday night as the Rockets furiously rallied for a 95-92 win in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena. Rockets guard Chris Paul missed one of two foul shots with five-tenths of a second left to give the Warriors one...

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