NBA playoffs 2018: Draymond Green says Warriors play 'best when we feel threatened'

By Kirstie Chiappelli 20 May 2018 124
NBA playoffs 2018: Draymond Green says Warriors play 'best when we feel threatened'

Draymond Green thinks his team will have more than just home court advantage in Game 3.

After falling to the Rockets 127-105 in Game 2 on Wednesday, the Warriors forward says he expects Golden State to play even better after its blowout loss.

"I think we're at our best when we feel threatened," Green said after practice Saturday, via ESPN. "Game 1, we felt threatened, we came out with a sense of urgency. Game 2, we didn't feel as threatened, and the sense of urgency wasn't there. I think you're allowed one of those a series. We've had our one, and now it's time to lock in for the rest of the series."

Warriors teammate Klay Thompson echoed Green's thoughts and elaborated on what makes the team so tough when the pressure is on.

"When we have our backs against the wall — I don't think they're against the wall right now, but when we're threatened ... we just play with a great urgency and hustle," he said. "You add in our shooting and our talent, that's a great combination right there."

Golden State enters with another advantage, as the team is undefeated (15-0) at home in the postseason since the 2016 NBA Finals.

The Warriors will look to take the series lead when they host the Rockets at 8 p.m. ET Sunday.

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