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Draymond Green sent Kevin Durant long 4 AM text after game 3 loss

Imagine being so bored with being so good individually and collectively with the rest of the Warriors, that Durant flips the switch on and dominates like few others in league history.


Kahron Spearman


Kevin Durant poured 38 points on 15-of-27 shooting along with nine rebounds, and his Golden State Warriors soundly trounced the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 to take a dominant 3-1 series lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

 

However, if he needed any prodding, teammate Draymond Green would provide much ammo by way of a early morning text.

I just challenged him to be who he is. I had to tell him. I didn't see him attacking or being aggressive enough on both ends of the floor like we need him to be. You know, I don't hold back. When I see something's wrong, I have to voice my opinion. There were no hard feelings. We're just trying to win a ballgame.

Kevin Durant
Forward, Golden State Warriors

"In short, [Green] said don't worry about s--- else but playing with force and being aggressive," Durant said postgame, per ESPN. "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."

 

Stephen Curry also scored 23 points for the Warriors. 

 

In a losing effort, Anthony Davis had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Pelicans - who shot only 36 percent (32 of 88) of their shots, missing 22 of 26 3-point attempts (8.4 percent.)

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