SALT LAKE CITY -- As much as the Warriors think about getting another chance at the Cavaliers, and most assuredly they do, they’d rather not hear about them.
But when Draymond Green on Monday morning implied, eight hours before the Warriors finished off a sweep of the Utah Jazz, that Cleveland’s two series sweeps have been “boring,” it invited elaboration.
In the wake of victory Monday night, as he shared the podium with teammate Kevin Durant, Green was asked about the Cavaliers.
The response started tumbling out before the question was completed.
Durant, with a slight grin, pretended to snore into the microphone.
Green grinned but couldn’t help but speak up, sort of.
“Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah,” he uttered.
Though both the Warriors and the Cavaliers have waltzed through the first two rounds, Green is of the belief that Cleveland has had the easier path.
The Cavs swept the Pacers in the first round, winning games by an average of only four points. They then swept the Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals, winning by an average of 15.2 points.
Green clearly didn’t think much of what Indiana and Toronto put on the floor.
The Warriors, meanwhile, have won eight in a row against Portland and Utah, with all but one of the wins by double digits.
“That’s not boring,” Green said of the series with the Jazz. “This team continued to fight. The way this team has fought throughout this entire series, it was good basketball. They continued to execute their offense, then continued to compete on the defensive end. That was just my opinion. I don’t expect everybody’s opinion to be the same as mine.
“Cleveland has been playing great basketball. When you watch them, it‘s been amazing. And then you watch the other teams they’re playing against . . . not so much. That’s just my opinion, though. But . . . whatever. Who cares?”