Draymond Green believes he 'failed' Steph Curry with Game 1 performance

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Draymond admits he 'failed' Steph in Game 1, but fires back at critics originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Draymond Green is placing some of the blame on himself after the Warriors dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
 
After a hot start to the game by Stephen Curry, who set a new Finals record with six 3-pointers in the first quarter, Golden State ended up crumbling during the fourth in front of a dumbfounded Chase Center crowd.
 
Green told reporters after the 120-108 loss that the Warriors will be “fine” moving forward but also acknowledged that he needed to pull his weight when talking about Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr.’s post-injury performances.

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On Friday morning, Green said on the latest episode of his podcast that he let Curry down in Game 1.
 
“When I look back at the game, I failed him because I didn’t play well,” Green said on “The Draymond Green Show.” “And when he comes out guns blazing like that, playing the way he’s playing, I have to make sure that I do my part to make sure that ends in a win.”
 
Green finished Thursday’s game with four points and five assists, missing 10 shots and turning the ball over three times before fouling out. Curry had a game-high 34 points and shot 50 percent from behind the 3-point line.

“I know I have to play better,” Green continued. “But the way Steph Curry got out to that start was very promising. And I think we’ll start to see more of that. And myself and other guys can help and make sure that continues.”

While Green acknowledged his shortcomings, his tweet Friday night suggests confidence that he and the Warriors will bounce back in Game 2.

Golden State hasn't lost back-to-back games yet in the postseason, and they'll look to continue that trend Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Chase Center.