KEVIN Durant and Draymond Green have apparently grown tired of all the talk that the NBA playoffs have been rendered boring due to the dominance of their Golden State Warriors team and East rival Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors joined the Cavs in making history as the first two teams to go on a perfect 8-0 start in the same playoffs after sweeping the West semis over the Utah Jazz on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
The dominant showing of the two teams who have battled in the NBA Finals the past two seasons in this year’s playoffs have only fueled the notion of a third straight championship battle and made analysts and fans call out the lack of excitement in the postseason so far.
Durant and Green, though, are more bored with the ‘playoffs are boring’ narrative as shown by their response in the post-game press conference after their Game 4 win over the Jazz. Watch:
Have the Warriors' playoff games been boring?— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 9, 2017
Kevin Durant: "Zzzzzzzzzzzz"
Draymond Green: "Bla, bla, bla, bla." pic.twitter.com/2R3O2YPkVF
Still, it’s undeniable how the Cavs and Warriors have played at a higher level compared to their foes. Against the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, Cleveland has won by an average of 8.3 points. Golden State, on the other hand, has blown out the Portland Trailblazers and the Jazz in the first two rounds with a 13.7 point margin.
Despite the larger margin of victory, Green expressed before Game 4 to ESPN’s Chris Haynes how he’s disappointed with the way Cleveland’s opponents went down easily.
“I thought teams would compete a little harder,” he said. “When you watch Cleveland play, you’re only watching one side of the good basketball. That’s kind of weak.”
The competition for both the Warriors and the Cavs, though, are bound to get tougher in the conference finals. And if they do make it both back to the finals, it’s difficult to call that matchup boring with the Warriors, now with Durant, seeking redemption against a Cavs team led by LeBron James, who’s looking to cement his place among the all-time greats.