Golden State Warriors Draymond Green has struggled since returning from a back injury, but last night he delivered against the Utah Jazz, much to the delight of a young Warriors fan.
Last night at the Chase Center, the Warriors sealed their place in the playoffs with an incredible win over the Jazz. They trailed by as much as 16 throughout the game and early in the fourth quarter. But when they took the lead with less than four minutes left in the game, they made an excellent finish.
Speaking of which, Green was a crucial part of it, as his free throws extended their lead to a five-point game with less than seven seconds remaining in the game. Clutch play like that makes a big difference and Green delivered the goods without breaking a sweat.
As Green attempted both free throws, a young fan on the field side went through several emotions. He watched eagerly and had his heart in place until the free throws were over before jumping for joy.
In the end, the Warriors successfully broke a four-game losing streak and secured their place in the playoffs in a good manner. There is still work to be done for the team to have home field advantage in the playoffs.
Draymond Green will be a crucial element for the Golden State Warriors in their bid to win the 2022 NBA title
Green’s return from injury hasn’t shown the player in a great light. His influence at both ends of the court has been immense in the Warriors’ success, though it hasn’t been fully showcased.
Green has been an anchor of the team on defense for years. Although his natural position is power forward, he has played at center when challenged and delivered. His ability to rotate guards and defend is also commendable.
However, the fans are not satisfied with the contributions of the Greens on the offensive. Since the 2108/19 season, Dray has not averaged double-digit points.
Although he doesn’t hit the scorer list as often as fans would like, he shines as a presenter. He is responsible for most of the good looks Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson get during games.
A few days ago, Klay explained how effective Draymond is for the team. He went on to say that without Green, he and Steph wouldn’t have the success they have.
In 42 games this season, Green has averaged 7.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.0 assists while shooting a career-high 51.9% from the field. He earned his fourth career All-Star nod that season but was unable to compete due to a back injury.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/news-icymi-young-golden-state-warriors-fan-goes-plethora-emotions-draymond-green-s-clutch-free-throws-utah-jazz-stephen-curry-klay-thompson?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda The young Golden State Warriors fan goes through a wealth of emotions during Draymond Green’s free throws against Utah Jazz