The Golden State Warriors are going to fight as hard as they can to secure their first win of the postseason on Thursday night.
But they will be fighting without one of their biggest stars as Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 3.
The loss of Green will surely hurt the Warriors but Shannon Sharpe believes they still have what it takes to finally get a win.
“Draymond is your Ed Reed on the defensive end. He calls out everything. They’re going to miss his presence on the court, but I don’t see Golden State going down 3-0,” Sharpe said on Undisputed.
"Draymond is your Ed Reed on the defensive end. He calls out everything. They're going to miss his presence on the court, but I don't see Golden State going down 3-0."
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Sharpe didn’t mince his words and made it clear that the Warriors will have a tough challenge in Thursday’s game but he doesn’t think they will go down 3-0, especially since they’ll be playing at home.
He pointed out that Green does an awful lot for the team and that the lack of him will be felt against the surging Kings roster.
Green leads the Warriors in assists (an average of 6.8 per game) and is second in rebounds (7.2 per game).
He is deeply involved in many offensive and defensive possessions for his team.
The Warriors are desperate to win on Thursday because they are in the midst of their worst playoff run in years.
Few teams have come back from a 2-0 deficit but even fewer have rebounded from 3-0.
When Green’s suspension was announced, multiple analysts and fans believed that it would doom the Warriors.
Sharpe believes that losing Green will impair them significantly but they will pull out a pivotal win.
Fans of the team will be loud and very supportive of their home team on Thursday night.
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