Draymond Green: “We Want To Beat Them (Thunder) Bad”


Tonight will be the first matchup between Kevin Durant and his former teammate Russell Westbrook, as the Golden State Warriors host the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The anticipation for this game has been brewing since Durant surprisingly left the Thunder to join forces with the Warriors.

Many of us on the outside of the Durant and Westbrook relationship are clueless to where these two stand.  But according to Westbrook and his previous comments, it’s probably not on good terms.

Almost one month ago, Durant made a comment stating that he’s basically happy to be playing with an unselfish team.  Many of us took that as if he was taking subliminal shots at Westbrook and the Thunder.  Well Westbrook thought the same, as he responded to those comments calling it “cute.”

This is not just another game for these two, and deep down both of them know it.  They have been in each other’s careers since day one, making several playoff appearances, including a trip to the NBA finals

There’s no doubt that Westbrook will approach this game like he has something to prove.  Westbrook has been looking like a mad man on a mission, as he’s averaging a triple double, putting up 37.8 ppg, 10.5 rpg, and 10 apg, while leading the Thunder to an undefeated record (4-0).



During an interview with Monte Poole from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Draymond Green stated that this game will be an emotional game.

“I think it’ll be a lot of emotions. They’re going to want to beat him really bad. He’s going to want to beat them really bad. In turn, we’re going to want to beat them really bad because we want him to beat them really bad” says Green.  “It’ll be a lot of emotions, but it’ll be a fun game to play in. It’s always a high-intensity game against them and I expect nothing less.”

Expect this game to have a playoff atmosphere, with high intensity from the players and the fans.

Tip off begins at 10:30 PM ET


About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

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