Draymond Green managed to take another shot at Kevin Durant, even if he wasn’t trying to. Green got to take another swipe at his former teammate following the Golden State Warriors’ stunning 107-88 triumph over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
"When KD was here, our offense still started with Steph."
Draymond on the Warriors' offense from previous runs compared to now.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 6, 2022
In his defense, he isn’t entirely incorrect.
Curry scored a game-high 29 points on 5-of-12 shooting from outside the arc in Sunday’s triumph. In Game 1 of the series, the 34-year-old also set an NBA Finals record with six 3-pointers in the first quarter. So far in the postseason, he’s averaging 26.4 points and shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc.
Curry, who was awarded MVP of the Western Conference finals, is without a doubt the Warriors’ most important player and has been for years.
Curry scored more points per game in all three seasons they were teammates, even when Durant was still on the Warriors. Curry also had a higher assist per game average in two of the three seasons. Despite the fact that Durant had a key role in Golden State’s two championships, Curry is widely regarded as the franchise’s star. They wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without him, at the very least.
Though Green’s remark on Sunday wasn’t intended as a dig at the Brooklyn Nets player, it’s easy to see how it could be interpreted that way. Durant chastised Green on Twitter earlier this week after Green told Colin Cowherd that Curry didn’t need to win a Finals MVP to cement his NBA resume. Durant earned the award over Curry in each of their championships.