Following the Golden State Warriors’ 120-100 Game 7 win over the Sacramento Kings, Draymond Green didn’t hold back and aimed his words towards shooting guard Malik Monk, saying “I got the receipts.”
Green’s comment was a direct response to Monk’s statements after Game 6, where the Kings had won 118-99 to force the series to a seventh game. Monk had confidently remarked that they could outrun the Warriors due to the quick turnaround times in the series, and that their youthfulness would give them an advantage.
“I felt it a little more on them,” Monk had said. “They were a little tired. We were a little younger than they are… We’re gonna try to do the same thing Sunday.”
Green’s reaction suggests that Monk’s comments had provided some extra motivation for the Warriors, and they used it to their advantage in the final game of the series. Green had a strong performance with eight points, eight assists, and six rebounds, while Monk contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, and four assists for the Kings.
The Warriors’ victory sets up a second-round matchup against LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers. This also means that the Warriors will continue their California tour, as they won’t have to leave the state until the conference finals if they advance.
"Monk said we were old"
Draymond Green on Warriors pace vs. Kings pic.twitter.com/iZfo8Loqbh
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 30, 2023
Curry’s Historic Performance Propels Warriors to Game 7 Victory on the Road
In a must-win Game 7 on the road, the Golden State Warriors defied the odds and advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals with a 129-121 victory over their rivals. The defending champions had struggled on the road all season, but superstar guard Stephen Curry refused to let his team’s season end. C
urry made history, becoming the first player in NBA history to score 50 points in a Game 7. He was unstoppable, knocking down seven 3-pointers, grabbing eight rebounds, and dishing out six assists in a performance that will be remembered for years to come.
Curry’s heroics were not the only reason for the Warriors’ victory. Center Kevon Looney had an outstanding game, dominating the glass with a double-double of 11 points and 21 rebounds. His presence on both ends of the court gave the Warriors a much-needed edge against their opponent.
The victory sets up a highly anticipated matchup in the West Semifinals, as the Warriors will face their long-time rival, LeBron James and the Lakers. The defending champions will look to continue their title defense against a tough opponent, while James and the Lakers will be eager to knock them off their throne.