Draymond Green has backed the Nets’ Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden to be the ‘team to beat in the East’.
The Warriors played their season opener match against the Nets. But tonight, the Warriors got their first taste of the Nets team post acquiring James Harden. The Golden State Warriors lost 134-117 against the star-studded Nets.
Draymond Green had a 6 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds performance in 32 minutes. Postgame, Green had some high praises for the Nets. He called them a dangerous team and also added:
“I think there are some other good teams in the East that poses a threat to them, but, they’re the team to beat in the East if you ask me. It’s my opinion. That doesn’t mean anything, but that’s my opinion, they’re definitely the team to beat in the East.”
Draymond Green on the Nets: “They’re the team to beat in the East. My opinion.”
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 14, 2021
‘We got our a** kicked’: Green reflected on how unstoppable his former teammate Kevin Durant is
Kevin Durant returned to the Bay Arena for the first time since he departed from the Warriors. In his return, Durant put up an easy 20 point, 5 rebound, 6 assist game to lead the Nets to a blowout victory.
A 3-time All-Star and a DPOY winner in 2016-17, Draymond Green had to exit the game early. This was because of an injury suffered as he was guarding his former teammate Kevin Durant. Green was appreciative of Durant’s versatility when he replied to a question about KD in the postgame presser:
“It sucked. We got our a** kicked… There weren’t many emotions it was just a basketball game. Just how no one in the world can stop him. And even after playing tonight, I still don’t think anyone in the world can stop him.”
The trio of Harden, Irving and Durant have helped the Nets to a 9-1 record against teams above .500 this season so far. The Nets now have a 16-12 record, good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference.