Draymond Green blames personal search for triple-double for Warriors' close call

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The Golden State Warriors were expected to make light work of the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday evening, yet it was only a last-second shot that secured a 108-105 victory for the reigning NBA champions.

A Harrison Barnes three-pointer with under a second left on the clock prevented the contest going to overtime, and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admitted after the game that the Warriors deserved to lose.


Golden State's All-Star center Draymond Green, meanwhile, put the blame for the close call solely on his own shoulders - citing his attempts to chase a personal goal during the action at the Wells Fargo Center.


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"We definitely should have lost, and it was all my fault," Green explained, via  ESPN. "I was selfishly unselfish, if you know what [that] means."

"And so we started turning the ball over, due to my self[ish] unselfishness, and it was all downhill from there."


Speaking incredibly honestly, the 2016 All-Star explained that he had his eyes on a personal goal after the second quarter:

"In other words, I was chasing a triple-double. Coach came to me at halftime like, 'You better get it in this third quarter, 'cause you ain’t playing in the fourth,' and it was all downhill from there.

"So definitely my fault, what went on tonight. Good thing we were able to get the win. Only right I was able to make a play after causing us to be in that position."

As he alluded to, Green was able to play a pivotal role in the Warriors' game-winning shot, finding Barnes in the corner for the vital three.

The assist gave him nine for the night, just one shy of allowing him to achieve the triple-double he was aiming for earlier in the game.

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