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Draymond Green went off in press conference after Warriors’ loss

Draymond Green smiling

Draymond Green’s mood was about as bad as his three-point percentage after their latest loss.

The Golden State Warriors had a terrible showing on Tuesday, falling 94-90 to the Orlando Magic, who are the NBA’s Bad News Bears this year. Golden State got outscored by 13 points in the fourth quarter and shot just 40 percent from the field overall as a team.

After the game, Green let his team hear it during his press conference.

“We’re playing soft,” said Green, per Anthony Slater of the Mercury News. “We’re playing stupid. We’re just not playing good basketball. We’re getting punked. It’s kinda hard winning a game getting punked, and that’s kinda where we are right now.

“No disrespect to the Orlando Magic, but that’s one of the worst teams in the league,” he added. “We can’t matchup with them. So if you can’t matchup with them, you’re definitely not going to do it against the great teams.”

To be fair, the Warriors were without Steph Curry, who could miss the rest of the regular season with his foot injury. The team has also gotten only two games this season with their core guys of Curry, Green, and Klay Thompson all in the lineup together at once. But Tuesday’s loss was Golden State’s third in a row and might have been the ugliest loss of the year since the Magic do indeed have one of the worst records in the NBA at 20-53.

The No. 3 seed in the Western Conference is quickly slipping out of reach for the Warriors, and they are now just two games in front of the fourth-seeded Utah Jazz to boot. That has to be especially frustrating for Green too since the team’s performance is making his recent comments age pretty poorly.

Photo: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports


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