After the Golden State Warriors lost by 19 points to the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 on Friday night, Draymond Green had a little bit trouble getting to sleep. In fact, he reportedly stayed up until 4AM, replaying his team’s lackluster performance in his mind.
During his sleepless night, Green sent a “long-ass text message” message to Kevin Durant, challenging the All-Star forward to be more aggressive in Game 4. It’s worth noting, KD had 22 points on 8–18 shooting in the Game 3 loss, but Green wanted to see more out the reigning Finals MVP.
Durant added, “In short, Green] said don’t worry about s— else but playing with force and being aggressive. And I tried to do that as much as possible today. I wasn’t aggressive in Game 3, and I knew that. It’s good to know that teammates got your back. It was good to hear that from him.”
KD responded in Game 5 on Sunday afternoon by scoring a game-high 38 points on 15–27 shooting, in addition to nine rebounds and five assists, as the Warriors cruised to a 118-92 victory.
The series will now shift back to the Bay Area for Game 5, which is scheduled to tipf tomorrow night at 10:30pm ET.