Draymond Green's perfect response to huge Jaren Jackson Jr. block

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Draymond's perfect response to game-sealing block on JJJ originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

With the game on the line, Draymond Green might be the last player you want to go up against.

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. found that out the hard way in the Warriors' 101-98 win in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals at Chase Center on Monday night.

With 14.5 seconds remaining in the game and the Warriors leading by three points, Jackson's attempt at a game-tying 3-pointer was blocked by Draymond, essentially putting the game on ice.

On the latest episode of The Draymond Green Show, the Warriors forward heaped plenty of praise onto Jackson for his 21-point performance without superstar Ja Morant.

"Jaren Jackson was having an absolutely incredible game," Draymond said. "We couldn't get a stop, Otto [Porter Jr.] couldn't get a stop, Klay [Thompson] couldn't get a stop, I couldn't get a stop, none of us could get a stop on Jaren Jackson in the second half."

Draymond explained what he was shouting on the court after the huge block on Jackson, and how he viewed the attempt as disrespectful.

"Down the stretch, they went to him, he drove left across the middle of the paint, he misses, Steph Curry gets the rebound, knocked two free throws down and we go up 98-95," Green recapped. "We get another stop, they go back to Jaren for three, I get a block and for the lip readers out there, I simply said 'don't do that for game.' He's having a great game but don't go at me for game, I don't like that, it's disrespectful.

"The reality is, somebody goes at you for game sometimes when they go the opposite way ... but I don't like that, don't go at me for game. They did and I understand Jaren had it going, no Ja [Morant], Dillon Brooks was having a pretty rough night. They go to their guy, I totally get it, incredible incredible performance by Jaren, he's been incredible all series actually. But I had to do what I'm paid to do and that's come up with big-time stops in big-time moments."

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Without Morant, the Grizzlies needed somebody to step up, and Jackson did just that in the second half against the Warriors.

He had the hot hand and had already hit multiple big shots in the game. Draymond understands the decision, but clearly still views the attempt as disrespectful to his defensive prowess.

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