The Golden State Warriors are trailing the Utah Jazz and Draymond Green is trying to get the troops fired up.
After the Warriors trailed by double digits at halftime versus the Jazz, Draymond took the time to instigate a little squabble by shoving Rudy Gobert following the play. The only problem is, Gobert wasn’t having any of it.
It’s worth mentioning that the Warriors were smoked twice in Salt Lake City last year. The Jazz actually won the season series last year by a count of 3-to-1. They won their three contests by an average margin of 29.6 points per game.
A little pushing and shoving between Dray and Gobert after the whistle. pic.twitter.com/cs1Gl6yVi7
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 20, 2018
Head coach Steve Kerr even blasted his team’s effort following their 129-99 loss to the Jazz back in January where they were outscored in every quarter, via Chris Haynes of ESPN:
“I saw one team get their ass kicked,” said the Golden State head coach. “That’s what I saw.”
“I think our guys will tell you that was a pathetic effort out there,” Kerr said. “That was disgusting basketball.
“We just didn’t start out the game with any force defensively. We weren’t staying into bodies, they were just stopping behind screens, we were lazy on our switches. We played with no sense of urgency, no sense of purpose, and they’re obviously fighting for the playoffs.”
Unfortunately for Green, the Warriors have struggled to slow down the Jazz all night as they scored 81 points in the first half alone. Heck, Utah is currently leading Golden State 98-82 midway through the third quarter.