Steph Curry activated his beast mode and erupted for a game-high 43 points, with half of his 14 field goals coming from beyond the arc. Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins chipped in as well, having logged a combined 35 points to help the Warriors tie the series to 2-2.
It's important to emphasize that Green is coming off arguably the worst playoff game of his career in Game 3, where he tallied an underwhelming 2 points, three assists, and four rebounds in 35 minutes. He just picked up where he left off in Game 4 and finished the game with 2 points in 33 minutes. He had eight assists and nine rebounds, though.
Will the real Draymond Green, please stand up
Knowing what Green is capable of, especially in the Finals, many of us couldn't help but wonder what is going on with the veteran forward. Surprisingly, even Draymond's mother, Mary Barders, who undeniably knows him better than anybody, is also baffled by what he has seen in his son.
Apparently, Mary is being bombarded with questions about Draymond's sudden decline. And to end it, Mary said that even she has no idea and joked that what we've seen in the last two games was not the real Draymond but probably a "clone."
"Please ppl stop asking me what's wrong with Dray… I DONT KNOW! Maybe this is a CLONE! Lmbo WHERE IS THE Draymond that helped get us here!! Hmmmm I have never seen this either!," She tweeted.
As expected, some assumed that Green only needed a "stern talking to" in order to get his rhythm back, something Mary Barbers quickly refuted.
"That's not it," she replied. "He is [a] grown man. Something is going on. I have never watched [him] unable to bounce back ever!"
Only Green could tell
Whatever the truth is, only Green could tell. However, two things are very likely to be happening right now with the Warriors bruiser- he's losing focus, or he's just aging.
After Green's poor showing in Game 3, the idea that he has lost his focus on things that matter the most because of spending time and energy in various NBA Finals hooplas has become a logical narrative. That has been put into words precisely by two-time NBA champion and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas.
"Where you play 34 minutes, you have 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 points. Draymond Green does that in a grade school game, not in the NBA Finals. He has lost focus in terms of concentrating on beating the opponent," Thomas said.
On the other hand, perhaps Green's body is just beginning to have a hard time performing the ideas his mind is generating. In layman terms, he's getting old. Either way, the Finals are far from over, and until then, we can all just hope things get better for Draymond.