Jun 8, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts towards an official after a foul in the fourth quarter during game three of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3 of the NBA Finals saw a continuation of what’s been an unfortunate theme for the Golden State Warriors through the first three games of the series — Draymond Green struggled.

Green fouled out of the game in the fourth quarter of a 116-100 win for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. That brought an end to a bad game in what’s been a rough series for the four-time All-Star.

As the game progressed, plenty of NBA fans and people in the NBA world were critical of Green and his antics.

Blaming the entire loss on Green would be unfair. The Celtics had a great night shooting, especially from distance, as they were 21-for-41 on three-pointers. Incidentally, Boston had identical three-point numbers during the Game 1 victory. But Green did not play well in Game 3, nor has he played well in the series. That’s impossible to dispute.

If there’s any good for the Warriors, it’s that they’re still in the series. Golden State trails only 2-1 and if the Warriors can find a way to win Game 4 on Friday, the series will be even and Golden State will regain home-court advantage. But Green will have to play a more effective overall game. He’s never been known for his scoring prowess. So, the Warriors don’t need a big point total from him. But he has to stay out of foul trouble and make better decisions with the ball.

If that can happen, this series can still go either way. If not, Golden State will be facing an even bigger deficit.

About Michael Dixon

About Michael:
-- Writer/editor for thecomeback.com and awfulannouncing.com.
-- Bay Area born and raised, currently living in the Indianapolis area.
-- Twitter:
@mfdixon1985 (personal).
@michaeldixonsports (work).
-- Email: mdixon@thecomeback.com
Send tips, corrections, comments and (respectful) disagreements to that email. Do the same with pizza recommendations, taco recommendations and Seinfeld quotes.