The Golden State Warriors cannot afford to drop another road game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.
They’re 2-1 and would have their backs against the wall with another loss on Monday night, especially after losing by 30 in their last matchup.
That’s why Draymond Green knows he needs to be available, which means he has to do a better job of avoiding foul trouble after struggling in Game 3.
"I got to do a better job defending without fouling"
—@Money23Green on what he needs to do in Game 4 pic.twitter.com/oHoSF9x3CL
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) May 8, 2023
Green praised Anthony Davis for his impact on both ends of the floor, adding that getting into foul trouble will also mess up the Warriors’ offensive rhythm, not just the defense.
Green is one of the best, most versatile defenders this game has ever seen, so he should be able to play defense without fouling for the better part of the game.
Nonetheless, he also has a bit of a reputation, and the referees don’t always give him the benefit of the doubt.
The whistle doesn’t usually go in Green’s favor, especially on those 50/50 calls, all but making it even tougher to stay on the floor.
Anthony Davis is a force of nature, and the Dubs need a huge collective effort to try and slow him down.
Not even elite defenders like Green or Kevon Looney stand a chance against him when he’s at his best, yet he’s failed to string good games together throughout the playoffs.
Green will hope that trend continues on Monday night when they square off again; otherwise it could be a very long night for the Michigan State product.NEXT: Steve Kerr Makes His Thoughts Clear About Officiating In Game 3