A little time and distance always provide perspective, and two days after getting ejected and costing his team a victory, Draymond Green says he was “dead ass wrong.”
Green spoke to reporters about his two technical fouls and the Warriors’ loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
“Once I had the first tech, I can’t get the second tech,” said Green. “I was a bit disappointed; I’m still a bit disappointed in myself because I think that whole situation bothered me. I know for sure it did. It bothered me more than being suspended from Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2016.”
The 30-year-old Warrior explained the reason this ejection was worse was because he had complete control over the situation.
“I let that control get away from me, and I let the game get away from me and my teammates.”
Green’s ejection came with just nine seconds left in the game and the Warriors up by two points.
Draymond Green was ejected with nine seconds left and a two-point Warriors lead.
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“Winning an NBA game is not easy. And this young team has not had, you know, the guys on this team have not had that much experience with winning. So to take that game away from my teammates… was a bit frustrating for me because I let them down.”
Golden State is 5-5 in their last ten games and hold the eighth spot in the Western Conference, just a half-game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Green is averaging 5.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 8.1 assists a game, while Steph Curry is having a phenomenal year averaging 29.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game, and newcomer Kelly Oubre Jr. is adding 15 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.4 assists a game.
Still, the team has struggled without All-Star guard Klay Thomson, and the Warriors aren’t expected to have much success come playoff time in the heavily-talented West.
Golden State pulled out a win Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets and take on the Knicks next at Madison Square Garden.