Mookie Betts' advice for Celtics: 'You don't want to start playing Draymond's game'

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Betts' advice for Celtics: 'You don't want to start playing Draymond's game' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Everyone has an opinion on the behavior of Warriors star Draymond Green, so why not Mookie Betts?

The former Red Sox All-Star and MVP is a long-time NBA fan and was a high school basketball star in his own right. In an appearance on Audacy's Bradfo Sho podcast with WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Betts advised the C's on how he'd handle Green's shenanigans if he were in their shoes.

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"I would ignore him," Betts said. "That's not a shot at his personality. That's what he thrives on. They're not dirty plays, it's chaos. He thrives on that. Some people do, some people don't. If I'm the Celtics, I definitely try to shut it out and just focus on my game, because you start playing his game, he's going to win his game. He's going to win that. You don't want to start playing Draymond's game."

Betts got to know some of the Celtics during his time in Boston and was a regular attendee at the Garden -- including on the eve of the 2018 World Series, when he conducted a courtside interview with our own Abby Chin.

He doesn't have a favorite in this series, but he thinks the Celtics are in a great position to turn this into a best of three.

"I just want to see a really good series," he said. "Them scratching one out in Golden State, I think they'll get one at home. A 2-2 series, I don't know who can win that. The Celtics can D up enough. If they can keep the Warriors to like 100, 110, they can win those games."

And as for Green, whose skills come primarily off the ball, Betts had one more piece of advice.

"If I'm Celtics," he said, "I would let him shoot every time."