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Kerr, Warriors players react to ‘special’ Draymond’s incredible block

Kerr, Warriors players react to Draymond’s ‘special’ incredible block originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Draymond Green stole the show with an emphatic block in the final two minutes of the Warriors’ 104-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday at Chase Center.

Green’s heroic defensive stop helped Golden State to its fifth consecutive win, while also earning huge praise from his teammates for the breathtaking crunch-time play.

After the win, Chris Paul joined NBC Sports Bay Area’s “Warriors Postgame Live” where he explained that Green’s block is one of the best plays he has ever seen during his 19-year NBA career.

“I told Dray, ‘That might be one of the best plays I’ve ever seen in my career, and I’m not exaggerating, man,’” Paul revealed on “Warriors Postgame Live.” “Just seeing the heart, of someone like me who loves defense, I can appreciate that. It’s well documented, the relationship between me and Dray before I got here. But it’s something to see night in and night out. see, the way he competes. He pushed us to this victory tonight.”

Andrew Wiggins’ defensive effort against Mavericks superstar Luka Dončić played a crucial role in Golden State’s thrilling victory on Tuesday. The 29-year-old explained how Green allows him and the rest of the Warriors to thrive defensively, praising his teammate for his incredible clutch play in Tuesday’s win.

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“Draymond is special,” Wiggins told reporters. “Very special. Defensive mastermind, he’s everywhere. He’s got everyone else’s back, that’s what gives everyone else the advantage to just play quite defensively, because you know you’ve got Draymond behind you. You know he’s going to pick up any slack or whatever happens. .”

Coach Steve Kerr revealed he expected Green to foul Mavericks big man Daniel Gafford during the game, before sharing the All-NBA forward’s defensive effort is a major catalyst for the Warriors’ revival the past weeks.

“That was probably the most important defensive play of the game, just a huge play,” Kerr told reporters. “I thought he was going to go up there and try to foul him and he had just the right angle for the block. That was a huge play and Draymond was brilliant defensively, as he has been for a while. He’s a of the reasons why we have been able to turn the season around somewhat.

With the win, Golden State improved to 41-34, and more importantly, increased their lead to three games over the Houston Rockets (38-37) for the No. 10 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

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The Warriors head to Texas on Thursday for a crucial matchup with the Rockets before an intriguing rematch against the Mavericks on Saturday in Dallas.

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