The Warriors, led by Draymond Green, made a crucial stop as they edged a 106-105 win over the Raptors.
The Dubs rode on their high last night, as they marked the 3rd time they won consecutive games this season. The Dubs, after their shaky start to the season now seem to have a solid 6-4 record in their 10 games this season.
They made a 22 point comeback against the Clippers when they edged a 115-105 win on Friday. Last night, they blew a 17 point lead, but ended up edging a 106-105 win over the Raptors, to get consecutive wins.
Siakam said he wishes he would’ve gotten into Wiggins’ body a bit more on that final possession to create some more separation… “but other than that, I thought (the shot) was going in. I work on that shot all the time, so I like the look that I had.”
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 11, 2021
The Warriors’ snuffed out the Raptors’ plan A and plan B both for the final possession, forcing Pascal Siakam into a tough shot, which eventually led to the Dubs getting a W. Coach Nick Nurse post the match explains how Spicy P was the plan B, and then Siakam talks about the shot he took.
How Draymond Green snuffed out the Raptors’ Plan A
A high-school basketball coach went on Twitter, and broke down what all Draymond Green did before the final inbounds pass. Draymond signaled to Kevon Looney that Powell might cut to the corner, and then Powell faked the same to throw Draymond off.
Draymond then told Kelly Oubre that VanVleet would set a back-screen for OG so that he may cut to the corner for an open triple. VanVleet did exactly as Draymond said. This left an opening for OG for a brief second, before Green caught up.
What ended up in a Siakam missed turnaround pullup started off with Draymond’s IQ denying the initial options for the Raptors at the end of their game tonight: pic.twitter.com/jn4Xonv9qg
— Half Court Hoops (@HalfCourtHoops) January 11, 2021
Once the ball got inbounded to Siakam, he could not find an open man or space to drive thanks to Draymond. He forced a tough turn-around jumper. It rimmed out, and the Dubs sealed a win.
This one play is a small example of the IQ of Draymond Green and how he impacts the Warriors on the defensive end every night. Green finished the game tonight with 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists.