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NBA Finals: Draymond Green, Warriors eager to win on Cavs’ home court

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Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors exchange words during the second half in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland. Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez

CLEVELAND — Draymond Green was serenaded by boos and other unpleasant chants in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and would love nothing more than for the Warriors to win the championship on the Cavaliers’ home court.

“It would be very satisfying to do that,” Green said at practice Thursday. “Obviously we’ve won it here before. It’s a good feeling. We’re celebrating on their floor, celebrating in their locker room, quieting their crowd. As an athlete, one of the best feelings is going into an opponent’s and enemy territory and just silencing their crowd.”

The Warriors lead the NBA Finals, 3-0, with Game 4 Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was in that building and on that floor that the Warriors celebrated their 2015 NBA championship in Game 6.

They’ve put themselves in this position by dominating this series, and this postseason. The Warriors are a perfect 15-0. No team has ever gone undefeated in the playoffs and no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series in NBA history.

Green said he expects the Cavaliers to throw everything at the Warriors.

“This isn’t a team that’s going to come out and say, ‘We’re down 3-0, we’re laying down,’” Green said. “They’re going to come out and fight.”

But the Warriors don’t want to give the Cavaliers any life.

“You don’t want to prolong a series and give a team more and more confidence,” Green said. “The opportunity is to win it here so you want to take advantage of that and try to close it out as soon as you can.”


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