On Tuesday evening, Jason Terry guaranteed a Game 5 victory over the Warriors on Wednesday night.
Final score: Warriors 114, Rockets 81.
"I definitely heard about [Jason Terry's] comments, but I got mad respect for Jet," Draymond told Marc Spears of The Undefeated. "He's a guy that's done it in the league for a long time. He was a big part of the championship team that beat LeBron and the Heat the year after 'The Decision.' If a dog don't wag his own tail, who is going to wag it? I'm not sure about coming out here guaranteeing a win, but he has to do something to get his guys going. I respect that.
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"Jet is one of the vets in the league and one of the guys I watched growing up. I got mad respect for him. But the big homey can't come out here and put out an 0-for-7 donut if he's going to guarantee a win."
Terry did not score in a single point in Game 5.
Through the first four games of the series, he averaged 8.8 points on 42 percent shooting.
The guarantee did not inspire Terry's teammates.
"My teammates and I laughed about it," Draymond explained to Spears. "I actually screenshot Jet's guarantee quote and put it in the group chat. I said, 'You see this mess?' It wasn't like we needed the bulletin board material. We were coming out here to close it out, anyway.
"Everybody was like, 'Really? All right. Let's get it. Let's go.' It was exciting, but the way we really closed this series out says a lot about this team."