Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is guaranteeing that his team will finish off rivals Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 of the the Western Conference semifinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs scheduled on Wednesday.
“Do I think they’re done? Of course I think they’re done,” Green said via ESPN after their big Game 4 win in Portland. “I wanted to give them bulletin-board material.”
The Warriors beat the Trail Blazers, 132-125 in overtime with Green playing well again with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 7 blocks. Green is confident the Warriors will finish off the Trail Blazers because Stephen Curry is back from his ankle and knee injuries scoring 17 of his 40 points in extra time in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
The Warriors have a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven and will be playing at home in Golden State for Wednesday’s match-up. Golden State won the first two games before losing Game 3 and bouncing back in Game 4. Curry did not play in the first three games of the series due to a knee injury he suffered in the first round series against the Houston Rockets.
Green’s statement will sure to fire up Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers but after losing Game 4 at home it appears the Warriors are now ready to end this series and start preparing for the winner of the other West semis match-up between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the 2016 NBA Playoffs.