For ex-Michigan State forward Draymond Green, his third consecutive appearance in the NBA finals meant redemption.
After the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead and watched the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate winning the 2016 title, Green and his teammates bounced back. This time, they knocked off LeBron James and Co. in five games, the NBA championship won with a 129-120 victory Monday night. He averaged 11 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game in the series. The Saginaw, Mich., native also produced throughout the postseason, collecting 13.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.
“I feel great, and I’m ready to pop some champagne,” Green said postgame.
The Warriors had a historic postseason run, going 16-1 in their quest for the championship. As a result, the 6-foot-7, 230-pound Green notched his second NBA title since departing Michigan State.
Draymond Green celebrates with teammate Kevin Durant
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