Dear Lord, What Did The Thunder Did To Draymond Green Last Night?
Heading into Game 4, the Oklahoma City Thunder probably didn't care much either way about the league's decision not to suspend Draymond Green for going all Karate Kid on Steven Adams nuts, because they're too busy dominating the greatest team in NBA history with their proprietary combination of athleticism and molten-hot intensity. But for the rest of us, it seemed like the Golden State Warriors dodged a bullet with Green's punishment (a fine).
Fast-forward to the final buzzer of Tuesday night's second-consecutive blowout at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and it almost feels as if they'd have been better off without him. Then again, Kevin Durant -- who's been looking like General Grievous out there on defense -- would've shut down whoever played in Green's place, so the point's probably moot. Either way, Draymond Green pooped out what could perhaps have been his worst game as a professional basketball player for 37 minutes and 48 seconds of the 2016 Western Conference Finals.
I guess balls don't lie.
His statline doesn't even begin to tell the story of just how ineffective he was, as his single made field goal came from directly under the hoop and appeared to have been the result of a deflection. That's right -- the Warriors' third-best player scored his one and only bucket because someone on the other team accidentally knocked it in.
He finished the night with as many points as turnovers: six.
Below is his lowlight reel, which should serve as evidence that the Oklahoma City Thunder have figured out the secret sauce to dominating the NBA's most unbeatable team: unrelenting defensive effort with a little karma sprinkled in.
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