Draymond Green’s disdain for Russell Westbrook once again extended to the opposition in a brutal 122-105 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena on Sunday. Westbrook did not even play in the fourth quarter, after coming out of the game midway through the third and reinjuring the knee that he had originally injured in the All-Star Game. Green was assessed a flagrant foul for hitting Westbrook over the back of the head while he was face down on the court in a nearly seven-minute stretch of the third quarter. Following the game, Westbrook said of Green, “He’s my teammate, and then he put some hands on me.”
Green followed up his criticism of Westbrook by going to Twitter after the game and suggesting that Westbrook has been getting less physical the second time around since he was traded to Oklahoma City last February. Westbrook dismissed the criticism.
“Nothing gets personal with me,” he said. “I don’t feel like I’m dealing with anything personal with anybody, so it’s more of just the media, they just try to make it personal. I think he has a lot of anger issues.”
Draymond said (after saying things getting personal with Westbrook got personal) and posted something about the media & the media saying something personal about Westbrook & me, after he says I got angry when he slid? Just 1 of many things he says that doesn’t sound like anything personal…😂 pic.twitter.com/4Kc9dwucOY — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 31, 2018
Meanwhile, Golden State stayed perfect at 16-0 as Stephen Curry led the way with 23 points, six rebounds and seven assists. He also set a personal record with six 3-pointers. Kevin Durant added 24 points, and Klay Thompson finished with 23 points and eight rebounds.
The win was Golden State’s sixth in a row and lifted the Warriors over the 100-point mark for the first time since the second quarter of their victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 6.