When Curie and Thompson came off to rest, Green even had to hold the ball to organize the attack. This time, he successfully broke the Raptors defense with his comprehensive skills and sensitive field reading: Green dribbled the ball to attract the bag, Igodara flanked the ball to fly two empty spikes. Green scored 4 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists at half-time, while the Warriors remained in a stalemate with the Raptors.
Greens excellent rebound protection, no matter his partner Cosins or Luni, effectively limited the Raptorsbreakthrough and ball-free attack. He had rebounded and assisted twice after the third quarter, while Cole had no one to replace Green, playing 24 minutes in the second half, and Green had no way to overdraw.