Draymond Green to CJ McCollum: Those Celtics will still be ringless just like you

Draymond Green to CJ McCollum: Those Celtics will still be ringless just like you

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Draymond Green to CJ McCollum: Those Celtics will still be ringless just like you

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McCollum, a journalism major, felt a responsibility to inform Green of his Finals prediction in person rather than the forward being surprised to learn McCollum’s position on national television. Being a bystander amid the conversation, McCollum and Green allowed Yahoo Sports to publish the details of their conversation. “I’ve got to tell you this. I picked Boston to win Game 3, I picked you guys to win Game 4. But ultimately, I’ve got the Celtics winning the Finals,” McCollum told Green. “I just want you to hear it from me first before you hear me say it on TV.” Green, without hesitation, responded, “That’s fine. Those Celtics will still be ringless just like you. Respect.”
Source: Chris Haynes @ Yahoo! Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Rob Williams doing ridiculous stuff: A brief thread.
1. One of two times he simply rebounded over Draymond’s head. pic.twitter.com/5NLtEOoDUf10:07 PM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Draymond Green has more stars on his podcast (4.8) than points per game against the Boston Celtics this year (4.6 in five total games). pic.twitter.com/LghR6zSCIH6:13 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
my only draymond green podcast take is that all this hubbub over draymond green’s podcast is great exposure for draymond green’s podcast. – 5:07 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
“When you’re flowing on one side, you can flow on the other.”
On Draymond Green and his aggressive balancing act that’s badly needed on offense, defense and with this Boston crowd to beat the Celtics nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrio…4:42 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Celtics coaches listening to Draymond Green’s podcast nba.nbcsports.com/2022/06/09/rep…4:41 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
CJ McCollum informed Draymond Green after Game 3 that he picked Celtics to win Finals. Green replied, “That’s fine. Those Celtics will still be ringless just like you.” A @YahooSports story on how they both navigate the double-dipping player-media dynamic. sports.yahoo.com/how-draymond-g…4:10 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
How would Barkley deal with Draymond?
“You just got to clock him one good time with a cheap shot. Draymond reminds me a lot of Rodman. Every time I played against Rodman I would just knock the hell out of him early and he would stop all those antics.”
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…3:28 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Draymond Green [repeatedly calls opponents a p**** and b**** for years]
Celtics fans: “F*** you.”
Warriors [clutching pearls]: Well, I never … – 3:27 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Celtics legend Paul Pierce said the Warriors have never faced a #NBAFinals crowd like they did in Boston in Game 3. Warriors forward Draymond Green, who was the center of the Celtics fans’ ire, begs to differ deferring to Cleveland. More in @andscape: bit.ly/3MCKMMw #nba2:58 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“If it bothered me, I wouldn’t bring (my son). But he has to know, because he may be in this position one day. And if so, I’m going to sit right in the stands and watch him. And I’m going to say, ‘F— them’ back,” Draymond Green on the Celtics fans’ taunts. bit.ly/3MCKMMw2:23 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
If the Warriors win the title, none of the Draymond podcast stuff really matters. If they don’t, it absolutely matters and is only amplified by the way he has played and continues to play in this series. – 2:21 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Draymond Green: “We are a much better team when I’m aggressive offensively.” – 2:17 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
When asked about his performance in Game 3 against the Celtics, Draymond Green didn’t hold back with a blunt assessment. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/09/war…2:16 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
By now, you know Draymond Green dismissed his insightful podcast could provide any value to Boston after each Finals game. But several Celtics coaches are indeed listening. That’s a credit to Green’s widely-lauded basketball acumen, and his unique show: bleacherreport.com/articles/10038…2:13 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
After 70 years, NBA legislated against defenders giving no room 4 shooters 2 land, erasing untold injuries. Yet It continues 2 allow players recklessly diving on loose prone bodies trying 2 secure ball. Draymond mugged Brown in G3. Horford later hurt Curry. Quick whistle a must!! – 1:50 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
it’s just an optics thing with Draymond. what players do with their time after the game ends is their own business. but since this is the Finals, they’re losing, and he’s playing poorly…his podcast is under the microscope. that’s what he wants, just not sure who or how it helps. – 1:49 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
This wasn’t about Draymond’s podcast. It was about Robert Williams. pic.twitter.com/PZ70F44TLI1:41 PM

Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard
Is it fair to compare Jayson Tatum to Kevin Durant? Were Del Rio’s comments a fireable offense? What Draymond doesn’t understand & more! Guests: @Frank Kaminsky @plaxicoburress @FANalyst1
Catch us live weeknights 7-10p ET on @FoxSportsRadio & @iHeartRadio podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…1:34 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
The Steve Kerr-Curry-Clay-Draymond Warriors have won three titles, two different ways. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have taken away one of those avenues, @The Athletic theathletic.com/3356764/2022/0…1:21 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Warriors defensive rating this Finals:
113.6 — Draymond ON the floor
105.1 — Draymond OFF the floor
They are allowing 8.5 fewer points per 100 possessions with Draymond on the bench. pic.twitter.com/QhrvZOFwTJ1:15 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“You’re in their head. It’s all how you look at it. They’re going to spend all their time focused on me, then clearly, you’re living rent-free in their head,” #Warriors star Draymond Green to @andscape on the “F-U” taunts by #Celtics fans. #NBAFinals #nba bit.ly/3MCKMMw1:08 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
After a lively exchange with a reporter, Draymond Green plugged his podcast, “The Draymond Green Show”. Friday night in Boston, it better be sports.yahoo.com/nba-finals-inj…1:07 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Draymond Green has to understand that it’s his play & not his podcast that has folks so irate. Nobody’d care when he’s yapping or what it’s about if he’s balling. But when you foul out & your stat line looks like you’re teaching your son how to count – 2-3-4 – criticism is coming – 12:24 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Draymond has more podcast episodes (3) than blocks (2) in this Finals. pic.twitter.com/hQpbwARxlw11:26 AM

Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
It can both be awesome and funny that Draymond has been doing podcasts during the Finals. The criticisms are dumb but the jokes are A+. – 11:11 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
For ⁦@YahooSports⁩ More is required of an exhausted Stephen Curry, but if Draymond Green doesn’t return to form, the Warriors are going home, quickly sports.yahoo.com/nba-finals-inj…11:09 AM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Draymond Green is 5-12 (.263) on 2s, 0-7 (.000) on 3s, 5-10 (.500) on FT in this Finals. His .321 True Shooting% is the lowest for any player with 100+ minutes in the first three games of the Finals since @Stathead began tracking in ’84. Moments like this, Celtics just leave him. pic.twitter.com/iqgL1baZrG11:03 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
How did you play? Draymond Green: ‘Like s***’ nba.nbcsports.com/2022/06/09/how…11:00 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
In the NBA Finals, Draymond Green is allowing 1.24 points per play when he’s the direct defender, which is his worst of any playoff series since 2013-14, per @SecondSpectrum. pic.twitter.com/f3No6dgSbY10:58 AM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Αυτό είναι ενδιαφέρον. Η γυναίκα του Draymond Green κάνει παράπονα επειδή οι fans των Celtics έβριζαν τον άντρα της. Απλώς είναι πάρα πολύ τυχερή που ο Green δεν έχει παίξει στην Ευρώπη και ιδίως προς τα μέρη μας! #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/5WrYM5MEFl10:37 AM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Boos and other chants echoed through Boston’s TD Garden towards Draymond Green during Game 3 on Wednesday night. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/09/ste…10:06 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Draymond Green played 35 minutes last night, fouling out with just two points scored.
Over the last 60 NBA Finals, the only other player to foul out of a game with two or fewer points scored in 35 or more minutes played is Bill Laimbeer (1988, Game 6). pic.twitter.com/izeWgKa9HD9:41 AM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Draymond Green goes back and forth with reporter. #NewMedia pic.twitter.com/t7iAome7PT9:16 AM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Through the first three games of the Finals, Draymond Green is shooting 26.3% from the floor, 0.0% from downtown and 50% from the FT line.
He has as many fouls (15) as points and assists.
He has more turnovers than steals and blocks combined. – 9:02 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Steve Kerr, Klay Thompson call out Boston Celtics fans over profane Draymond Green chants nba.nbcsports.com/2022/06/09/ste…9:00 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Draymond Green this Finals:
— As many fouls as points
— More techs than threes
— More turnovers than baskets
He’s averaging 5/7/5 on 26/0/50% shooting. pic.twitter.com/IkrHIsPiec9:00 AM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Draymond Green his senior year at Michigan State:
39 percent from 3 (52 of 134) – 8:40 AM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Game 3 of the NBA Finals displayed Boston’s dominance inside-& a lack of force from the Warriors’ Draymond Green. The profane (Boston fans’ chants) and the mundane (Green’s two points), in ⁦@TheAthletic⁩ ($1/month for six months for new subscribers): bit.ly/3tqutfe8:00 AM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
No olive branches for @Chris Broussard OR Draymond this morning on @FTFonFS1.
Was that the worst Finals game by a future Hall of Famer… ever??? We discuss right now. – 7:29 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
I wrote on Draymond Green’s Game 3 disappearing act, and what it means for the Warriors going forward: sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…3:11 AM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Game 3 of the NBA Finals displayed the Celtics’ dominance inside-and the lack of force from the Warriors’ turbocharger, Draymond Green. The profane (Boston fans’ chants about Green Wednesday) and the mundane (Green’s two points), in ⁦@TheAthletic⁩: theathletic.com/3356523/2022/0…3:10 AM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Pod w/ @Kevin O’Connor
—What we saw in Boston at a raucous Game 3
—The Boston In-Game Rollercoaster continues
—Is GSW out of tricks already?
—Steph/Klay/Dray overreactions
—Donovan Mitchell’s trade value is…?
—Bonus ‘Stranger Things’ recap
open.spotify.com/episode/0HJrF5…2:47 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Draymond Green chose to do what he does best 😂
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/U6SecILo452:12 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Steve Kerr sarcastically calls Boston fans ‘classy’ for chants directed at Draymond Green
cbssports.com/nba/news/celti…2:10 AM
Dan Favale @danfavale
klay on cursing in front of kids vs dray on cursing in front of kids pic.twitter.com/1QkkwMn0rM1:03 AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Steph Curry records his 8th Finals game with 30 points and 6 threes.
He has 8 of the last 15. Two in the last 6 days.
12 of last 15 such games turned in by Warriors (Steph, Klay, Dray, KD)
Prior to Steph’s rookie year only two 30/6 games in NBA history. – 1:00 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
If kids are in an arena for a game that tips at 9 PM local time, they’re gonna hear some stuff.
I get calling it out, because what else the response be?
But it’s also objectively funny that Kerr and Klay said this when Draymond Green is swearing with his own kid next to him. – 12:46 AM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Through 3 games, Draymond Green has a defensive rating of 113.6, 10th best on the team. – 12:45 AM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
In a shocking twist, Celtics fans do not like Draymond Green.
In an equally shocking twist, the Warriors did not like Celtics fans chanting at Draymond.
I’m glad we spent time clearing this up postgame. – 12:39 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Draymond Green on how he played tonight: “Like (expletive).” On what was the most disappointing: “I was soft. That’s what was most
disappointing to me, for us.” #Warriors #Celtics12:31 AM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Klay Thompson: “I have all the confidence in the world in Draymond Green.” – 12:29 AM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Draymond Green (2 points, 4 rebounds, 6 fouls) was asked how he felt he played: “Like shit.”
On if he likes being the villain to opposing fans: “Yeah, definitely. I embrace it. I enjoy it. I didn’t really feed off it tonight. I don’t think I fed off much tonight.” – 12:28 AM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
How bad was Draymond Green?
There have been 2,553 instances of a player logging at least 34 minutes in a NBA Finals game.
He is the first one of them to foul out with fewer than five points, five rebounds and five assists.
Arguably the least impactful game in Finals history. – 12:18 AM
Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Draymond post-game >>>>> Draymond in-game. – 12:10 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green said he got his sixth foul while trying to push guys off of Steph Curry as he was “screaming at the bottom of the pile.”
“I’ll take a foul for that,” he said. – 12:09 AM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Green said he picked up his sixth foul for pushing a Celtic off Steph Curry on the play Curry may have been injured on because Curry was “screaming at the bottom of the pile.” – 12:07 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Draymond Green says he picked up his sixth foul trying to throw bodies off Steph in the pileup. He said he heard Steph “screaming” and that he would gladly take the sixth foul to get people off Steph. – 12:06 AM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Draymond being a bully in the press conference, I see. But as a reporter, you gotta know what you’re walking into with a question like that and who you’re asking it to. – 12:06 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
And you read it here first: Draymond is gonna be a force in Game 4. – 12:05 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green when asked if he feeds off of being the villain: “I didn’t really feed off of it tonight. Don’t think I fed off of much tonight…Looking forward to Friday.” – 12:04 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green said the “Fuck you, Draymond” chants are what he expected. – 12:02 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond Green: “I was soft.” – 12:01 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Draymond Green said the most disappointing thing tonight: “I was soft.” – 12:00 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
On the Boston crowd chanting “F—- you Draymond,” Draymond says it’s not his job to react but he said it was expected. – 12:00 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Godspeed to every reporter covering the Finals racing to tweet out that Draymond quote. May yours be the one that goes viral. – 11:59 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Draymond Green asked how he played tonight: “Like shit.” – 11:59 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
The Celtics have been a resilient bunch all season, especially after a playoff loss. Game 3 was no exception, with lots of C’s coming through for the win. Golden State’s Draymond Green? Not so much. fullcourtpress.bulletin.com/the-boston-cel…11:59 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
‘Like shit’ – Draymond Green’s self-analysis of his Game 3 performance – 11:59 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Draymond has no reaction to Celtics fans, says it was what he expected. – 11:58 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
reporter: “draymond, how do you think you played?”
draymond: “like shit” – 11:58 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green on how he thinks he played tonight:
“Like shit,” he said. – 11:58 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
How does Draymond Green feel like he played? Like pic.twitter.com/OSxy8n8FKg11:58 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Thought Boston was great about three things:
– Jaylen Brown attacked early and often, set the #GoToTheBasket tone, especially against Draymond Green (more fouls than… everything else)
– Jayson Tatum’s playmaking was great, and he kept turnovers down
– 4th quarter defense – 11:58 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Green says the fans “did what he expected” in regards to their chants toward him.
As for how he played, he said he was “sh-t”. – 11:58 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Draymond Green on the TD Garden crowd: “They’re just talking. Not really my job to react to them. They did what I expected.” – 11:58 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
How did Draymond play?
Draymond: “Like shit.” – 11:58 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Question: “Draymond, how do you think you played?”
Draymond Green: “Like shit.” – 11:58 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Draymond on how he played: “Like s—-.” – 11:58 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green asked how he played in Game 3: “Like shit.” – 11:58 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Draymond on how he played…“Like shit.” – 11:58 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“They did what I expected,” Draymond Green said about the crowd. – 11:58 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
steve kerr, laughing, when asked if draymond green’s podcast gives boston a competitive advantage: “i don’t listen to the podcast.” – 11:56 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Draymond Green this playoffs:
17 — Podcast episodes
14 — Games with double-digit points or rebounds or assists pic.twitter.com/cqy5bYYx3W11:55 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Kerr on the Boston chants toward Draymond: “Classy.” – 11:55 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Steve Kerr doesn’t listen to Draymond Green’s podcast. Also believes it isn’t a distraction and is fine with him doing it.
“It doesn’t bother me … players are part of the media now. It is what it is.” – 11:54 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Steve Kerr on Draymond Green’s rough night: “He’s one of our best players, obviously. … We rely on him for his energy and his brain. Like I said, he’ll bounce back. He always does. Tough night for all of us. We just couldn’t get it going.” – 11:53 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
‘Classy.’ – Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s response to the Boston crowd chanting ‘Draymond sucks’ and ‘F— you Draymond.’q – 11:52 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
On the Celtics’ crowds expletive response to Draymond Green tonight, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said facetiously, “Classy. Very classy.” – 11:50 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Kerr’s thoughts on the Celtics’ fans “F you Draymond” chants: “Very classy.” – 11:50 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
steve kerr on how boston’s crowd treated draymond green: “classy.” – 11:50 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr on Draymond’s tough night: “I trust him more than anybody…” And when asked about how the crowd got on Draymond: “Very classy.” – 11:50 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
#NBAFinals Game 3
– Robert Williams’ big night
– Draymond stinks it up out loud
– Jaylen’s quick start
– 3Q Warriors
– Steph’s ankle?
– Second. Chance. Opportunities.
– War of attrition swings.
Join us!⬇️
youtube.com/watch?v=AfHj_W…11:48 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Jaylen Brown postgame on Celtics handling Draymond Green’s verbal and physical aggression from Game 2 to Game 3:
“We ain’t got time for that” – 11:40 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
I love Draymond.
But that’s about as terrible as one can play. For someone who prides himself on doing so many little things that don’t show up in a box scores, he’s lucky the box score won’t reveal how badly he got punked in Game 3.
Almost zero positive impact on either end. – 11:40 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
Going to be funny watching Warriors fans yelling at Draymond to stop podcasting for the next 48 hours. – 11:39 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Warriors need to roll the dice with Kuminga in the rotation. They just don’t have the athletes to hang with Boston’s wings, especially if Draymond is going to get throughly outplayed.
Wiggins is the only one out there tonight who could match Boston’s explosiveness. – 11:38 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Tonight was quite the gut-check for the Warriors. This Celtics team played inspired basketball and, though it had some memorable moments, Golden State ultimately couldn’t match Boston’s fire. The Warriors — and Draymond Green in particular — need to re-evaluate some things. – 11:37 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Draymond: “It was a tough game, we just didn’t play well.”
Steph: pic.twitter.com/LQopkoIifI11:36 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
I said it before and I’ll say it again: Draymond *has to act like a maniac* to be effective against great teams at this point in his career.
After his antics + commentary in Game 2, he came out tonight and was subdued.
The result? 2-4-3 with 2 turnovers and 6 fouls. – 11:31 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
first 15 minutes of that Draymond podcast explaining why he had more fouls than points, rebounds, or assists going to sound like defense trial testimony. – 11:31 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
The @WagerTalk 5% rocking chair 💺 is back in use with the Celtics set to take a 2-1 lead on Warriors in the NBA Finals. 2% UNDER loses but props on Jaylen Brown OVER 23.5 points, Marcus Smart OVER 22.5 PRA and Draymond Green UNDER rebounds all hit. Congrats to all those on board pic.twitter.com/ctTFaBdiaO11:30 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
This Boston crowd loved seeing Draymond foul out. pic.twitter.com/g9elVBeZ6V11:30 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Draymond Green this series:
15 fouls
15 points pic.twitter.com/1CNMyNuYN811:27 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
This might have been the most ineffective Finals game that Draymond Green has played in his career.
A non factor on both ends of the court. – 11:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Draymond gonna finish with more podcasts than points tonight. – 11:26 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Draymond this Finals:
15 PTS
26.3 FG%
0-7 3P
5-10 FT
He has more turnovers than made baskets. pic.twitter.com/o6MY3TmcFk11:26 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Courtney Kirkland and Draymond arguing is Flint vs. Saginaw. I bet there’s a relationship. – 11:26 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Draymond Green played 35 minutes and had more fouls (6) than any other stat. Warriors especially could have used more rebounding from him. – 11:25 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ref let Draymond chew him out for like 2 minutes before they started play again – 11:25 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond, who has fouled out, is staring down Courtney Kirkland after Steph was roughed up in a loose-ball scuffle without a call. Kirkland didn’t budge. Dray is gone – 11:25 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
I’m enjoying the way the Celtics’ in-arena scoreboard is zooming in on Draymond and staying on him after all these calls – 11:25 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Draymond Green: 15 points, 15 fouls in the Finals so far. – 11:25 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Stephen Curry was down on the court for a very long time after that pileup. Draymond Green was very mad at Courtney Kirkland for allowing that scrum to go on for as long as it did.
Steph is still trying to walk it off. Draymond has also fouled out. – 11:24 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Draymond Green literally just gave ref a staredown for a good 20 seconds after he was fouled out. – 11:24 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Rough game for Dray. Just fouled out with 4:07 left. Celtics up 110-98. – 11:24 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Loudest cheer of the night from Garden comes when Draymond Green fouls out. – 11:24 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Draymond Green has fouled out. – 11:24 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
After a crazy scrum on the ground where they somehow didn’t call a jump ball, Marcus Smart comes out with it, Draymond Green pushes him and he has fouled out with 4 minutes left and the Warriors down 12. – 11:24 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
draymond has fouled out – 11:23 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
That’s it for Draymond. He’s fouled out. #Celtics #Warriors11:23 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Warriors fans watching Draymond Green in Game 3 pic.twitter.com/og8VTTLlXe11:22 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Draymond Green can’t have any more games like 1 and 3 or Warriors are probably losing this series. – 11:19 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Golden State wants Tatum to drive that way. But it doesn’t work because the presence of Robert Williams at the rim pinned Draymond Green in a step too far. That’s the difference between Tatum getting swallowed up and Tatum leaping around Draymond to finish with his right – 11:18 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Boston has been so good reading when to zone deep off of Draymond tonight. – 11:15 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Draymond been baddddd – 11:14 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
JVG is 100% right about Draymond letting Jaylen get right too easily. – 11:14 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Celtics gotta be really careful here. The last thing they want is for Draymond to foul out. – 11:13 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Five fouls on Draymond Green. – 11:13 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
that’s 5 on draymond – 11:13 PM
Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
Dray has not been good lol – 11:08 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
After cutting their deficit down to four, the Warriors gave up a 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter and dig themselves an 11-point hole. It’s going to be really hard for Golden State to win this unless Draymond Green starts playing better. – 11:08 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Draymond Green trash talked himself after his last turnover… – 11:07 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Curry, Draymond and Wiggins all with 4 fouls now. – 11:03 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Everyone calling Grant Williams the next Draymond Green. Nah. He’s so much better than that. – 10:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That last foul was the fourth on Draymond Green. Weird spot for him to give that foul too. – 10:51 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
4 fouls on Draymond and Steph now. – 10:50 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Great news for the Warriors as Draymond picks up his fourth. – 10:49 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
They’ve gone from Draymond Sucks to something more profane here at Da Gahden – 10:40 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
The “F— You, Draymond” chants here are now in stereo. – 10:39 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown stayed on the ground to hold his right shoulder for a minute and then stretched it out once he got up, then Draymond Green shoulder checked him as he made a cut in the proceeding play and he took a dive to sell it – 10:38 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
How is Draymond upset about that? He fouled Jaylen six times! – 10:38 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Draymond Green pretty fortunate he didn’t get a technical foul for the way he clapped at Courtney Kirkland after that foul call. – 10:37 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
With the way Draymond is playing, Celtics better hope he doesn’t get ejected. – 10:34 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Draymond arguing an out of bounds call distracting his team and the refs burn him by handing the ball to Grant Williams quickly on an inbound for a long pass and easy bucket for Brown. That’s a way to punish him for the constant arguing – 10:33 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Celtics the hungrier team so far tonight. In a related matter, Draymond has not been himself. – 10:33 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
What a sequence there. Marcus Smart knocks a ball out of bounds off Draymond Green, and then Al Horford catches Golden State’s defense napping with a 90-foot pass to a streaking Jaylen Brown for a dunk.
Timeout, GSW. Celtics up 77-64. – 10:32 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Evan Turner and C.J. McCollum getting reacquainted near the Celtics bench. – 10:20 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Kerr has been desperate to find a suitable 5th to play with to mesh tonight with Curry/Klay/Dray/Wiggins. He’s had mixed results with Looney, Porter, Poole, and Payton. Curious to see if he tries Kuminga or Moody for a few minutes to add some athleticism to that group – 10:17 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
At the half: Celtics 68, Warriors 56
-GSW offense has arrived, but defense still in the Bay
-Klay 15, Steph 14, Wiggs 13
-Draymond not making much of a tangible/intangible impact
-Paint pts: BOS 32, GSW 16
-Rebounds: BOS 24, GSW 14 – 10:14 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Warriors down by 12 at halftime
Klay: 15
Steph: 14
Wiggins: 13
Draymond and the defense have to step it up – 10:13 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
HALFTIME: Warriors trail the Celtics, 68-56. Given how things started, Golden State should feel very good about only being down 12. The Warriors can win this game, but they need a lot more out of Draymond Green (0 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist). – 10:12 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Possibly the worst half Draymond’s ever played. – 10:11 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Not sure I’ve seen Draymond play this bad a half of playoff basketball ever. He’s been dreadful in every way. – 10:08 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Draymond right now: 0 points, 0 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 2 fouls – 10:06 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Such an unnecessary pass. 2nd momentum killing TO by Dray tonight. Other was mid first. – 10:06 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Klay Thompson woke up. The Warriors need Draymond to have an impact. – 9:55 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
No surprise it was Grant Williams and Draymond Green getting chippy. Here’s what Green said yesterday about trash talk between the two of them: “You start talking junk to me, then yes, I’m going to say something about that … Once he starts going at me and it got chippy.” – 9:47 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Draymond going full Black Laimbeer here, doing everything he can to get in Grant Williams’ head – 9:46 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Grant Williams called for OFL into Draymond Green, and walks back for more chatter, hoping for the double T, perhaps? – 9:44 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Not a coincidence that Grant Williams got into it with Draymond Green after that offensive foul call.
Meanwhile, Klay Thompson – in a very welcome development for Golden State – is starting to heat up. – 9:44 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
This Draymond-Grant kerfuffle every game…love it! – 9:44 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Grant Williams and Draymond Green. A love story. – 9:44 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Draymond acting up a little in another scrape with Grant Williams. #Celtics #Warriors9:44 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Boston got the start it wanted with a 33-22 lead after 1Q. Key Takeaways…
* Jaylen Brown 17 pts in 12 minutes
* Boston 16-8 rebound edge (14-6 @Celtics points in the paint advantage)
* Draymond Green: 8 minutes, 0/1 shooting (a 3-pointer at that), zero rebounds, zero assists. – 9:40 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
¿Qué es de la vida de Draymond Green? #Ajustes9:40 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
In the last 3 days I’ve somehow said Elgin instead of Elvin Hayes, and Drayman instead of Draymond Green.
Can I blame autocorrect for this? – 9:33 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
As usual, refs pretended not to see or hear Draymond taunt Brown following blocked drive. Teammate pushed Green away from prone Brown. Horford got Brown away from Green. Refs played dumb! I must be wrong; trash talking/taunting must not warrant a T anymore… – 9:30 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Here’s what happened right after Draymond blocked Jaylen in transition. pic.twitter.com/sWxM9sW7xq9:30 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Tanking team in March-esque breakdown by the Warriors on that Horford dunk. Two guys run at Derrick White, Draymond sprints to the corner shooter, and nobody stays with Al Horford at the basket? – 9:29 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jaylen Brown has been hitting difficult shot after difficult shot over Draymond Green. Has 12 points in eight minutes. Not sure what else Green can really do. – 9:28 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
If I’m being kind about it, Draymond hasn’t defended up to the standards he normally sets for himself in this first quarter both on the ball and off the ball. Not exactly earning his self proclaimed “deferential treatment”. – 9:27 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Boos for Draymond whenever he touches the ball, plus chants. Draymond doesn’t mind being hated, and absorbing those boos can lighten the attention on teammates. – 9:22 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen vehemently shaking off a pick attempt from Derrick White. He wanted to take Draymond all alone – 9:19 PM
Scott Cacciola @ScottCacciola
“Some anti-Draymond chants here early on.” -Mike Breen exercising some discretion – 9:16 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
The chant at TD Garden: ‘Draymond Sucks! Draymond Sucks! Draymond Sucks!’ – 9:15 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Now they’ve switched to the classier “Draymond sucks” chant. – 9:15 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Now they are chanting “Draymond Sucks!” – 9:14 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
It’s so loud in here. A section of Boston fans started a “F— You, Draymond!” chant. – 9:13 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Crowd chanting “Fun, you Draymond” except with a slightly different word at the beginning. – 9:13 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
“F— YOU DRAY-MOND!” chant raining down from the rafters. Knew that was coming. – 9:13 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Here comes the “(Bleep) you Draymond!” chants. #Celtics #Warriors9:13 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Loud “Fuck You, Draymond!” chants just now at TD Garden – 9:12 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Colorful Draymond chant – 9:12 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Draymond Green has to rank high on the all-time universal villains list.
Just pure disdain from other fanbases.
Not sure who he’s the highest since but he’s the highest in a hot minute. – 9:10 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
The ground where I was standing was shaking from the sound of boos when Draymond was announced in the starting lineup. pic.twitter.com/6gY9yZfN849:04 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
As the Warriors are introduced, the loudest boos are for . . . Draymond Green.
The villain has arrived, in all his glory. – 9:04 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Same starters tonight for the Warriors:
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Iron Man – 8:58 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
I’ve seen about a dozen Celtic fans wearing “Draymond is a Bi*ch” shirts tonight at the Garden. I’m not going to even dignify them enough with a photo. Corny stuff! It’s just hoop!!🏀 – 8:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters for NBA Finals Game 3:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Warriors starters:
Kevon Looney
Draymond Green
Andrew Wiggins
Klay Thompson
Stephen Curry – 8:45 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Warriors at Celtics – TD Garden – June 8, 2022 – NBA Finals Game 3 – Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Golden State – Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney
OUT: Boston: None Golden State: Wiseman pic.twitter.com/Z0zakf5gL58:32 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Tatum’s passes, Curry’s co-stars and Draymond’s habitual line-stepping: The keys that I, @Tim Bontemps and @Kendra Andrews are watching in Game 3 espn.com/nba/story/_/id…8:13 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
The lineup of Steph Curry, Gary Payton II, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter Jr. and Draymond Green had a 150 offensive rating and 100 defensive rating in Game 2
In 12 minutes this postseason, they have a 163.6 offensive rating and an 86.4 defensive rating 👀 nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrio…8:12 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Warriors-Celtics Game 3
Draymond over 14.5 points + assists
Curry under 4.5 made 3s
Wiggins over 21.5 points + rebounds
Pritchard under 6.5 points + rebounds
Looney over 6.5 points – 7:54 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Lots of talk about how Boston should deal with Draymond in G3. Don’t think they’ll have too much to worry about. Scott Foster, David Guthrie, and Courtney Kirkland are on the job tonight in Boston. The first two, especially, don’t put up with much. – 7:51 PM
Gary Tanguay @Gary_Tanguay
Please stop the Draymond talk! Soft perimeter defense was the reason the Cs lost game two. – 6:26 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
A fun #samegameparlay for good luck tonight…
Celts win
Jaylen for 20+ points
D White explodes for 9+ points
Draymond can’t get to 12 points… BOOOOOOOOOOO
Basically +223 on @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/Q3f38TcisT5:06 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Celtics great Cedric Maxwell to Warriors’ Draymond Green in physicality dispute: ‘Ask your daddy who I was’
https://t.co/e9RHFEB5l3 pic.twitter.com/HJ2JFxHD2O4:59 PM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Draymond Green, JJ Redick, Jamal Crawford and CJ McCollum are just starting their sports media careers and they’re already better than literally every talking head. Objective, credible, smart. Because they know what they’re talking about. – 12:52 AM
Jonah Ballow @jonahballow
Love seeing @jj_redick & @CJ McCollum on the ESPN shows. They bring rational analysis while staying away from the hot takes. – 8:22 PM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
From @mpopovichREP: ‘An honor’: GlenOak grad CJ McCollum of the #Pelicans embraces role as #ESPN NBA analyst @GlenOakHS @CJ McCollum beaconjournal.com/story/sports/n… via @beaconjournal8:48 AM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
These two guys are awesome. JJ Redick is the best NBA analyst out there right now while CJ McCollum will be a media star the day he retires.
Throw these guys on the pre-game and halftime shows. Pretty, pretty please. They both inform and entertain. pic.twitter.com/cpKstIShL68:14 AM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Found this, from @CJ McCollum‘s ESPN conference call this week, interesting.
“I think players feel more comfortable talking to me because I’m going to send you a copy of it first. Like, hey, what do you think about this? I didn’t like what you said here. I’m taking this out.” pic.twitter.com/Mxz1AcTVgl7:49 AM

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Golden State: Stephen Curry (left foot soreness) has been downgraded to probable. Otto Porter (left foot soreness) has been downgraded to questionable. Andre Iguodala (right knee inflammation) has been downgraded to questionable. -via HoopsHype / June 9, 2022
While the Celtics and Warriors battle on the court in a tightly contested NBA Finals, the governors of California and Massachusetts have joined in on the action. In a tweet Wednesday, about a half hour before the tipoff of game three, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker promised California Gov. Gavin Newsom that the Celtics would claim the Larry O’Brien Trophy this year. -via Boston Globe / June 9, 2022

 

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