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Draymond Green says the Warriors were "punked" by the Cavs in embarrassing loss

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In every championship winning team, there is always that one player who leads the team vocally, bringing them together during times of adversity.

It's obvious to the naked eye that Draymond Green is that individual for the Golden State Warriors and is the glue that keeps the team together. 

After suffering a 30-point blowout to the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of the Finals, Draymond has no doubt been rallying his troops ahead of game four at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Warriors were uncharacteristically below-par in the heavy defeat and looked like a shadow of the team that had dominated the regular season and won the first two games against the Cavs almost at a canter. 

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Green publicly called out his teammates for that performance, surely in an attempt to motivate them for the task at hand. 

"We were extremely soft," Green said. "We got bullied, punked, whatever word you can find for it."

The All-Star didn't feel the Cavaliers did much differently or made many adjustments and continued to rip into his team. 

2016 NBA Finals - Game Three

"There was no X or O adjustment they made. They punked us," Green said.

The defending champions still hold a 2-1 lead series and that's without having a big game from their Splash Brothers as yet. 

They weren't needed as much offensively in games one and two as the rest of the team picked up the slack, but their bad showing in Cleveland negatively affected the Dubs. 

Steph Curry is averaging 16 points on 44 percent shooting from the floor while Klay Thompson is scoring 12 points a game on 37 percent shooting through the first three games of the Finals.

Golden State Warriors v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three

Neither player has scored 20 points or more in any of the three encounters - the first time it's happened to them in the playoffs since they've been teammates.

Green, however, did not want to focus on the statistics and instead wanted to focus on the poor effort he and the Warriors showed from the tip.

"Wasn't about shooting percentages," Green said. "We lost that game when we stepped on the floor and got punked from the jump ball."

Some extremely strong words by the power forward who was also seen lashing into the men from the Bay Area during one particular timeout in the 120-90 loss.

The Oakland-based franchise has only lost back-to-back games on one occasion all season and have shown a great ability to bounce back from defeats on multiple occasions throughout the year and we can expect the same in Cleveland.

Game three will be the most pivotal in the series as Golden State could take a commanding lead or the Cavs can bring themselves back into it at 2-2 and with the momentum heading into game five.

The action resumes at the Q tonight. 

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