Draymond Green reveals Dubs’ technique to defeat Celtics

Things went wrong for the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Aside from getting into the minds of his opponents, Draymond Green believes one key adjustment helped the Dubs win the series.

Speaking to JJ Redick during the crossover of their respective podcasts, Green highlighted how forcing the Celtics to drive left instead of right changed the tide for the Warriors. Boston clearly favored scoring from the right throughout the series, and all the Dubs had to do was make life a little difficult for them that end.

As Synergy Sports’ Todd Whitehead tweeted, the Warriors allowed the Celtics to score .93 points per possession in Games 1-3 when driving correctly — all while attacking that part 61 percent of the time. Boston won 2-1 in the same period.

However, in Games 4-6, when the Warriors won three straight games, they pushed Boston to drive more to the left (53 percent) than to the right (47 percent). In turn, the Celtics scored just 0.57 points per possession when going left and just 0.71 when going right.

The Warriors did that adjustment really well and it clearly paid off as they were able to win their fourth ring in eight years.

It’s certainly an extreme learning moment for the Celtics that they can use to improve the team. They came so close to winning it all and if they can build on their recent successes they should be able to do better next time.

Of course, Draymond Green and the Warriors will be up for the challenge and make adjustments as needed.

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