Despite needing to overcome a 25-point deficit, Golden State forward Draymond Green said Golden State’s win over San Antonio in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals couldn’t have gone better.
“It was actually a perfect Game 1,” forward Green told the San Francisco Chronicle. “You get punched in the mouth, but yet you can still get the win. … Now we can come out in Game 2 on edge, knowing how good this team is. This team (Spurs) just came off something real, where they had to fight in order to take control of that series. Ours was a little lighter than that.”
Most of the Warriors’ comeback occurred after Spurs star Kawhi Leonard left the game with an injured ankle.
Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Steph Curry combined to score 74 points, the most from a duo in the conference finals since Phoenix’s Charles Barkley and Dan Majerle in 1993.