The Warriors have had a 23-24 begin this season however that doesn’t imply Draymond Inexperienced isn’t nonetheless as cocky as ever.
GSW are at present in tenth seed within the West and at this time play second seed Memphis.
Some would say the 2 groups are just about rivals contemplating their latest historical past, however Inexperienced has invited all of the smoke after relaying this message on his podcast:
“There’s by no means any scarcity of bulletin board materials,” Inexperienced stated on The Draymond Inexperienced Present. “Everyone’s attempting to construct it as much as be some rivalry. I don’t assume they’ve completed sufficient but for us to contemplate the rivalry, but it surely’s all the time a fantastic recreation, and it’s a kind of video games that, you’re gonna stand up a bit bit greater than another video games. It’s not the cliche, ‘Oh, each recreation is similar.’ It’s not that. It’s an enormous recreation, it’s a enjoyable recreation to play. We all know they’re going to come back and convey the very best out of us, we’re going to carry the very best out of them, and it ought to be the sport properly. In the end, I all the time really feel like, I all the time say, ‘If we play a very good recreation, they play a very good recreation, we win the sport. We play our greatest they play their finest we win the sport.’”
Not for the primary time, Klay Thompson has additionally known as out the Grizzlies earlier than at this time’s mouth-watering match up:
“They’re knocking on the door of championship competition, attempting to knock us off,” Thompson informed Industrial Enchantment. “And they’re loud about it. We’re attempting to carry on to this run they usually’re proper there knocking on the door. Appears like a rivalry to me.”
The 2 sides have met within the postseason for 2 years operating and the primary 12 months, Grizzlies beat the Dubs within the Play-In and in that second 12 months, the Warriors prevailed and clearly went on to win all of it.
The final time the 2 met was on Christmas Day and Golden State celebrated a hard-fought 123-109 win although Steph Curry was sidelined.
The sport was full of warmth and Thompson was fired up as ever that day, a lot so, he was sanctioned for taunting Dillon Brooks within the fourth quarter.
After the sport he actually rubbed salt into the injuries by calling out Memphis: “You possibly can’t speak dynasty if you haven’t received earlier than. I don’t assume folks notice how arduous that’s, the dedication and sacrifice it takes. I imply, you’ve bought to sacrifice your physique. And I assumed that was untimely to speak, to even point out that phrase. However they create the very best out of us, and I believe we do the identical. And although we don’t like them, bought to respect them as a result of they’re a menace.”
We can not WAIT for 10PM!