ALTHOUGH Draymond Green was impressed with the Cavaliers’ sniping in Game Four, particularly Kyrie Irving's, the Golden State Warriors star forward is confident the titleholders won’t be able to reproduce the same numbers when the series returns to Oakland for Game Five.
“Kyrie hit like the toughest three I’ve seen all year. It happens. It is what it is,” said Draymond Green.
Irving hit seven, Kevin Love made six and JR Smith shot five of the Cavaliers’ 24 treys in stopping the Warriors unbeaten postseason streak at 15 games.
"I can't foresee them coming to Oracle and hitting 24 3s," Green said.
Green is determined to work harder on defense to prevent another three-point barrage by the Cavaliers, although Irving and Co. have not really been getting big numbers from beyond the arc at Oracle Arena.
Game One saw the Cavaliers go 11 for 31 then made 8 of 29 attempts in Game Two.
In their regular season game in Oakland in January, the Cavaliers went 9 for 34 in a loss.
Game Five is on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
Kevin Durant, the Warriors’ leader in this series, noted the Cavaliers will be able to hit even contested triples, and so they cannot allow them good looks.
“They made some tough ones and they also just caught some, caught them in rhythm and knocked them down," said Durant.
“That’s the team they have been all season, is knocking down deep shots and difficult shots as well. But if you give them some open ones, like we did early on, they will knock them in at some point.”