It's fair to say that Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors wasn't a good night for Draymond Green. His night was summed up in one play where he missed a wide open dunk.
The Warriors lost Game 4 to the Rockets 95-92 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Tuesday night, as their defense couldn't do anything to limit the production of James Harden or Chris Paul, who finished with 30 points and 27 points respectively on the night.
Nevertheless, it's not like the Warriors never had any opportunities to get themselves the win in this game, as Steph Curry and Kevin Durant scored 28 points and 27 points respectively themselves, but it took them 26 and 24 shots respectively as well to reach those totals.
Too many missed opportunities arguably cost Golden State big in this game, and now they will have to play at least another two games in order to book their spot in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year in a row.
However, the biggest and easiest opportunity of the game was missed by Green, who completely messed up a chance to slam home an open dunk with around eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Golden State was up on the scoreboard at the time as well.
The Warriors' forward attempt at the score came from the left-hand side of the basket. With no one challenging him, Green jumped up for the easy slam dunk, only to be denied the score by the rim itself. This is definitely something which you will see on Shaqtin' a Fool.
On top of being posterized earlier in the game by Harden, Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals will not be a game which Green will be remembering fondly anytime soon.
He finished the game with 11 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and a block while shooting 4-of-8 from the field.
Green will be hoping to bounce back when Game 5 between the Rockets and the Warriors takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston on Thursday night.
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