Inside Draymond Green's defense on Blake Griffin

Marin Independent Journal
Inside Draymond Green's defense on Blake Griffin
Inside Draymond Green's defense on Blake Griffin

OAKLAND – No matter what he tried to do, Blake Griffin could not score on Draymond Green. Griffin tried posting Green up. Griffin tried using his footwork to create separation. Griffin tried a series of pumpfakes. None of the tactics worked. Griffin hoisted a shot just before the shot-clock expired. With Green giving Griffin little room to move, Griffin could not hoist the shot off in time. That one play captured Green's defense on Griffin in the Warriors' 121-114 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Oracle Arena. But it also offered a window both into Green's rivalry with Griffin and his view on players that try to target him in the post. “At some point, somebody has to figure it out.

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