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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Warriors survive Game 4 to even the series, 126-125

After getting on the board in the series, the Warriors looked to continue their momentum in Game 4. The Warriors would get Draymond Green back, coming back from a one-game suspension, but would keep him on the bench, while Jordan Poole would get the start. Coach Kerrr wanted to stretch the floor and traded offense for defense.

Golden State once again had a huge concern turning the ball over. Just in a five-minute span, the Warriors had turned the ball over five times in the first quarter, which turned into nine fast break points for the KIngs. The intensity picked up once Green entered the game. Green and De'Aaron Fox got into a heated exchange and the refs decided to clean up the plate really quick with hitting Fox and Green with a technical. After the tech, the Warriors went on a three-point clinic, shooting around 50% from behind the arc. Despite building a seven-point lead, the Kings went on a 11-2 run to take a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Warriors' energy took a blast from the past in the second quarter, because like Game 1, the Kings were the aggressor. Fox, Keegan Murray and Domantas Sabonis had Kerr scratching his head trying to figure out how to stop all three players. Each time Golden State would make a mini run, the Kings would hit a big shoot. Golden State was down 69-65.

Going into the second half, GSW knew that they had to stop Fox, Murray, and Sabonis. They combined for 44 points in the first half, so Steve Kerr wanted his team to get the ball out of those players hands and force others to take shots. The Warriors listened to their coach and forced not just all three players, but the Kings to shoot non-quality shots. GSW went on their legendary third quarter runs and outscored Sacramento 37-23.

Things got interesting down the stretch. Both teams were hitting shot after show and it came down to which team was going to come up big defensively. Green had three blocks in the last two minutes of the game and went on to escape with a victory.

Curry finished with 32

Fox finished with 38


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