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Draymond Green: "The Spurs Have Had Our Number"

Draymond Green, Keldon Johnson
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When the San Antonio Spurs host the Golden State Warriors for their home regular season finale, Draymond Green will have a little extra motivation.

As competitive as he is, don't think the four-time NBA All-Star hasn't noticed that the Silver and Black have taken two of three matchups this season and should be up 3-0 if not for one of their worst collapses of the year. All three showdowns have come down to the wire, as the largest margin of victory has only been five by the Spurs in the series opener.

In their latest meeting in March, Keldon Johnson hit the game-winning tip-in to seal an important 110-108 victory over Green's Warriors despite 28 points from Jordan Poole.

"The Spurs and Pelicans are fighting for playoff position, so those will be two tough games," said Green on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show. "We're still fighting for playoff position as well. I think it's a great week ahead for us. The Spurs have kind of had our number this year."

There will still be important stakes on Saturday

Although the playoff and play-in teams are already set in both conferences, there are still a few homecourt and seeding positions to settle. The Warriors can still drop a spot to fourth while the Spurs could still surpass New Orleans to host Wednesday's nine versus 10 NBA Play-In Tournament matchup.

With San Antonio playing much better basketball and peaking at the right time, the Warriors should provide a big test for this young, hungry squad. They'll also have to travel to Dallas the next day to face a Mavericks team that could still be playing with something at stake as well.

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While it could be tempting to look ahead to facing the Pelicans next week, the Spurs will need to show focus if they want to keep momentum into that one-and-done face-off. We know one thing: Draymond Green will be focused on getting revenge.

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