The Golden State Warriors lost the first two games of their first-round playoff series to the Sacramento Kings, and it looked like they were in serious trouble, especially after Draymond Green, their leader, was suspended for Game 3 after he stomped on Domantas Sabonis.
But they responded with an easy win in Game 3, and on Sunday, they evened up the series by holding off Sacramento for a 126-125 victory after some clutch defense from Stephen Curry on the final possession.
STEPH LOCKS UP FOX TO SEAL THE GAME 😤 pic.twitter.com/SW5hpfGse4
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 23, 2023
Warriors fans seem to have their confidence restored, judging by their reactions on Twitter.
This fan believes they will take the matchup in seven games.
— GSW Kevin(1-2) (@_GSW4Life) April 23, 2023
For them to do so, they will have to win at least one more game in Sacramento, and that will not be easy.
Golden State has struggled all season on the road, where they were just 11-30 and had major problems defending during the regular season.
Game 5 and Game 7 (if necessary) will be in the capital of California, and the Warriors will not only have to deal with a potent and energetic Kings team, but also with their fans, who are as loud as any in the NBA.
This fan feels this series is currently the best one in the playoffs.
think we all agree that Kings/Warriors is the best 1st round matchup lol. I didn’t expect this at all 🔥🔥🔥
— Ben Hailey (@CoachHailey12) April 23, 2023
Indeed, it seems like an unpredictable one, given the Warriors’ performance at home versus on the road all season and the Kings’ inexperience in the postseason.
The Warriors, of course, have the resourcefulness that comes with winning four championships in the last nine seasons to draw upon.
These two fans feel the winner of Game 5 will ultimately be the winner of the series.
I agree. If kings lose game 5 I think warriors win in 6. If kings win game 5 I think kings win in 7
— TwistNHook (@TwistNHook) April 23, 2023
This woman praised Green for being willing to come off the bench in his Game 4 return for the good of his team.
It says a lot about the Warriors culture that 4X champs and all stars like Steph Curry and Draymond Green are willing to come off the bench in the postseason. Whatever it takes to help the team.
— Kylen Mills (@KylenMills) April 23, 2023
Game 5 will take place on Wednesday evening.NEXT: Draymond Green Explains Why He Came Off Bench In Warriors Win