Draymond Green had been right. The evening of the qualification of the Warriors in the Finals at the expense of the Mavs, the interior of the Warriors had bet that the Celtics, still in the fight with the Heat, would join them in the NBA finals. His outing fueled Miami’s resolve in Game 6, but the final round still tipped in favor of the C’s to prove him right.
” I didn’t really predict it”drops the quadruple All-Star today. “I think I know a little basketball. If you know anything about basketball and have seen both teams, I just think Boston was the better team. It was not a prediction or an attack on anyone. »
The reasons for his feeling are manifold. ” We’ve been watching them for months, their defense is absolutely amazing begins by qualifying the interior. This one agrees with Steve Kerr who recently compared him with Marcus Smart, now holder of a trophy for best defender of the year too.
“They have a good offense, and more importantly on offense they have a guy above the rest. Jaylen Brown is a very good player, but Jayson Tatum is one of them”
” Yes it’s sure. He is their emotional leader, their defensive anchor in a sense. Robert Williams is an anchor in a way, Al Horford too […]. But Marcus Smart is the real anchor of this defense. And then in attack, it is he who involves everyone and gives the instructions. He’s a guy I have a lot of respect for. To see him flourish and look like the Marcus Smart coming out of Oklahoma State again, who was so promising, to see him play that way and at that level again, it’s fun to watch. »
Marcus Smart isn’t the only one receiving praise from his Warriors counterpart. ” They have a good attack, and more importantly in attack, they have a guy above the lot. Jaylen Brown is a very good player, but Jayson Tatum is one of them compliments the interior.
The latter considers that the Celtics have all the necessary ingredients to go to the end. ” You always have a chance to win with a player like that. By coupling it with all the pieces that surround it, defense, veteran leadership (Al Horford)we think: ‘Wow, they really have what it takes’. »
Enough to beat his Warriors?