Warriors' Kevon Looney praises Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins after Game 5 win

Loon praises Draymond, Wiggins Game 5 performance vs. Lakers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Warriors lived to fight another day after their 121-106 Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night at Chase Center.

Andrew Wiggins (25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists) and Draymond Green (20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists) answered the call with their best performance of the Western Conference semifinals with Golden State's backs against the wall.

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Warriors big man Kevon Looney spoke with NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke and praised how Green and Wiggins played in a must-win game.

"[Green] really set the tone for us," Looney told Burke after the win. "[He] came out with a lot of intensity. We kind of follow his lead. He was real aggressive. We always play better when he's aggressive like that.

"Wiggs [has] been great all playoffs and seeing [him] have a great game like this tonight, we will need it. We've been waiting on him to have a big game like this and he came to showed out why. He's a great two-way player and we gonna need everybody to step up and perform."

The series now shifts back to Los Angeles, where the pressure is now on the Lakers to close out the series and avoid a Game 7 back in the Bay.


Nonetheless, Looney understands that the Warriors cannot think about a winner-take-all scenario Sunday. The 27-year-old is preaching mindfulness of the situation as the team travels to Southern California.

"We know it's one game at a time," Looney continued. "We come in with that focus, that one possession at a time, one quarter at a time, one play at a time. And we play ourselves. Play and execute and focus [and] we can win the series."

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Golden State will attempt to avoid elimination again in Game 6 on Friday at Crypto.com Arena as the discussion surrounds Anthony Davis' health, who left Game 5 early in a wheelchair with a head injury.

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