- The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals after beating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 on Monday.
- After the game, Draymond Green was asked if the Rockets series was the hardest-fought of the Warriors’ four-year run, leading to an awkward moment.
- The 2016 Western Conference Finals series against Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder was then mentioned, which Green tried to skirt, as Durant waved his hand as if to say “next question.”
The Golden State Warriors won a hard-fought Game 7 over the Houston Rockets on Monday to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year.
The Rockets pushed the Warriors to the brink, but couldn’t close out the series in two opportunities, with the Warriors rallying from double-digit deficits in Games 6 and 7 to stay alive.
After the game, TNT’s Ernie Johnson asked Draymond Green if the series against the Rockets was the hardest-fought series the Warriors have had during their run. Before Green could answer, Johnson brought up the 2016 Western Conference Finals, which saw the Oklahoma City Thunder take a 3-1 series lead over the Warriors, only for the Warriors to rally off three straights wins to advance.
Green, however, did not want anything to do with the question.
“We don’t speak of the OKC game,” Green said before motioning to Kevin Durant and saying, “Our guy right here, so that don’t even matter.”
On the side, Durant could be seen waving his hand, as if to say “next question.” Several Warriors players could be heard chuckling in the background as Johnson asked the question.
Durant, of course, was on the Thunder team that couldn’t close out the Warriors. After the Warriors blew a 3-1 series themselves to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals, Durant joined the Warriors that summer. They got a championship last year and are now four games away from a second.
But from the sounds of it, the 2016 Western Conference Finals is not up for debate on the Warriors.
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