Draymond Green, looking dispirited in the postgame interview, left feeling let down by his team’s play as Stephen Curry and co blew a 13-point lead.
No team in the NBA is as unlucky as the Golden State Warriors. The team has been battling with injuries throughout the last season, and still continue to do so.
On Friday night, the Golden State Warriors blew a massive double-digit lead against the Orlando Magic. In a shocking turn of events, the Magic managed to come back and win 124-120, credits to Nikola Vucevic’s outstanding 30 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists triple-double performance.
Draymond Green, in a postgame interview, looked dispirited after the match. He opened up on what he thought about the Warriors and their game. He said:
“It was a game of runs. They started making a run and we weren’t able to stop it. I think we should’ve won this game tonight and continued on a winning streak. We let another one get away.”
Draymond Green was as down as I’ve seen him all season after the Warriors let a 13-point lead slip away in the final nine minutes of the game. pic.twitter.com/a1Kx9jDhze
— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) February 20, 2021
‘It was a weird game overall’: Stephen Curry’s take on the Warriors’ performance
The former 2-time NBA MVP, Stephen Curry has been playing on a different level altogether this season. In this game too, Curry had 29 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds, tho couldn’t manage to translate his brilliant performance into a win for Golden State.
The 7-time All-Star stated that the clash against Orlando was a ‘weird game’. He gave his thoughts after the loss:
“It was a weird game overall. The first game of a road trip where you fly across the country, you’re liable to have a slow start, and that’s what happened.”
“It was a really emotional roller coaster all night. It’s kind of the theme of our season.”
It was surely a tough break for the Golden State Warriors, who had a brilliant opportunity to go on a three-game winning streak. The team can only use the loss as motivation moving forward in the season.
The Warriors have played some good basketball despite the tons of injuries and the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Having rallied behind the leadership of Draymond Green and Stephen Curry, the Warriors have a 16-14 record. They now place 8th in a stacked Western Conference.