“Stop torturing my guy” Aaron Gordon gets involved in a heated exchange with Draymond Green just 40 seconds into Game 4
Aaron Gordon and Draymond Green in Game 4
Draymond Green has been an elite defender throughout his years in the NBA. Not only has he improved and strengthened the defensive prowess of the Golden State Warriors but his leaderships have become the backbone for Steve Kerr’s team. Justifying the same, many believe Green has absolutely killed Nikola Jokic’s chances of making any progress in the MVP race by completely dominating him in the first-round series.
However, in Game 4 of Warriors vs Nuggets series, Draymond Green got on the nerves of Jokic, Nuggets and in particular Aaron Gordon pretty early as smacked the former on his face in the initial minute of the first quarter. After which Slam Dunk Champ, Gordon surely wanted to let hold Green responsible for his doings.
Draymond Green gets involved in heated scuffle with Aaron Gordon
To be precise about the entire incident, the Nuggets ran the attack with Jeff Green passing the ball to Nikola Jokic, who was guarded by Looney. Little did Jokic know, he was getting double teamed by Draymond Green running on his back. In an attempt to knock the ball out of his hands, Green unknowingly smacked his hand onto the face of Nuggets marquee. After which Aaron Gordon had a few words for the former Defensive Player of the Year.
Jokic went down on the ground holding his face in agony, after which he was comforted and checked upon by teammate Jeff Green.
Eventually it was the Joker who managed to have the last laugh as his team managed to secure a crucial victory in their backyard against the resilient Golden State Warriors. With the series now being 3-1 in the favor of Green and Co. the Nuggets can surely have some motivation to make their way back into this first-round series.
That being said, with the action now move back to San Francisco, it will be interesting to see how Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson change their approach in order to progress into the next round? Will Jokic, Nuggets hold on for long? Or was it just another minor road block for the Dubs? Remains to be seen.