Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has insisted that the team needs to play with more desperation if they are to turn things around against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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The Warriors currently trail the Cavs 2-1 in the NBA Finals 2015, with the two rivals set to clash at the Quicken Loans Arena in Game 4 on Thursday night.
Green believes that Cleveland are outfighting his team so far in the series, and that is something that must change otherwise they could be heading home staring a devastating Finals loss in the face.
“They’re playing like a team that’s desperate and needs something,” Green said, ESPN reports.
“We’re playing like a team that’s not desperate and got something.”
The Warriors forward specifically pointed out Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova as an example of the Cavs being more desperate for the win, with the Australian constantly getting to loose balls first.
Green also added that this is the time for the team to speak up and be vocal with each other, and he will hope to overcome back spasms to take his place in the starting line up on Thursday and help give his team that extra edge.
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala didn’t completely agree with his teammate as he insisted that they are fighting, but perhaps they could fight harder.
While effort is an important factor in the Cavs building momentum in this series, particularly on the defensive end, Golden State will need to start making their shots sooner rather than later.
The Western Conference champions haven’t been in an offensive rhythm at any point in the Finals, and if they are able to click into place then they will be confident of taking the game away from the Cavs.