Steph saves slumping Draymond from being ‘killed’ in Finals – appeared first on NBC Sports Bayarea
If not for Steph Curry’s monster 43-point performance against the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Finals, the trash talk directed at Draymond Green would only have intensified.
On the latest episode of Uninterrupted’s “Throwing Bones,” Green discussed the hostility he received from Celtics fans at TD Garden and how Curry, by silencing the crowd, ended up saving him, figuratively speaking, from the rest of the fans ” from being killed.” series.
“I was angry with the king in Game 3,” Green admitted. “I heard everything you can hear in that arena. “N—a,” “f–k you na,” I’ve heard it all. I’ve been booed by every NBA arena. It was something else.
“So going into Game 4, down 2-1, I just have to come in here and stabilize myself. Shout out to Steph Curry of the GOAT for not being myself in Game 4 but rallying enough. to be better. And then he took me. And I feel like his performance … was that I wouldn’t get killed. We were losing that game, we were losing Game 4, and he didn’t let us lose. And if we lost, I would be killed.”
Green previously claimed Celtics fans used racial slurs at him, and the treatment he received from opposing fans was unlike anything he’s ever experienced.
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After struggling to start the series, Green was benched late in Game 4 before eventually finding his footing and ending the series on a high note, helping secure Golden State’s fourth championship in eight seasons.
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