The first five games of the NBA Finals were often a struggle for Draymond Green, especially regarding his shooting. But in the first quarter of Game 6, the Golden State Warriors‘ star finally snapped a long drought.
Green had missed each of his first 12 attempts in the series from three-point range. But for Draymond, No. 13 was lucky, as that was the attempt from beyond the arc that finally found the net.
3️⃣ 🔥 | DRAY#NBAFinals | #DubNation pic.twitter.com/0yrp1GkkuQ
— NBA Italia (@NBAItalia) June 17, 2022
Green’s struggles had been a topic of conversation among fans, former players, and even his own mother. But just as his struggles didn’t go unnoticed, his three-pointer caught the attention of the NBA world.
Jeff Van Gundy can't believe that Mike Breen said Draymond Green is "feeling it" after finally making one three-pointer. 🏀😂 #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/23N9rvKDho
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 17, 2022
Draymond after hitting his first 3 of the #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/R4m1eJ9WWF
— RingerNBA (@ringernba) June 17, 2022
Draymond Green just hit a 3-pointer.
— C.J. Holmes 🦹🏾♂️ (@CjHolmes22) June 17, 2022
Took 6 games but Draymond hits a 3 pic.twitter.com/QfeqHcIqN3
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) June 17, 2022
HE DID IT!
DRAYMOND GREEN HIT A 3!!!
That bet cashes!
— Dax McCoy 📺 (@DaxGotFacts) June 17, 2022
A corner 3 from Draymond? The stars are aligning.
— Jim Park🏀🌌 (@Sheridanblog) June 17, 2022
Draymond’s three was a part of a Golden State comeback in the second part of the first quarter. Trailing 3-2 in the series and facing elimination, the Boston Celtics started Game 6 on a hot streak.
"What a start!"
It's 12-2 Celtics early in Game 6. #NBAFinals 🏀 pic.twitter.com/sLrdg8rQaR
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) June 17, 2022
But Boston’s big lead was short-lived. Golden State had already closed much of the deficit at the time of Green’s three-pointer. That shot brought the Warriors to within one. By the time the quarter was over, Golden State held a 27-22 lead over the Celtics. That lead extended to 37-22 until Boston’s Jaylen Brown made a three-pointer to halt a 21-0 run from the Warriors.