OAKLAND — Hours after Sunday's 113-103 Game 4 victory over the Clippers, Warriors forward Draymond Green exited Staples Center with a black splint on his right wrist. After a clean MRI, Green expects to play going forward.
"Still sore," Green said following Wednesday's shoot-around ahead of Game 5. "But it is what it is. If the MRI said it was broken, by the way, I was still going to play, so it doesn't matter."
Green, who hasn't missed a practice since the splint was noticed, said the pain began to increase during Game 3, even while scoring eight points, 10 rebounds and six assists. However, the injury seems to have affected his shooting, as he's making just 33 percent of his shots over the last two games.
"It's been messed up for a while," Green said. "But in the beginning of Game 3, I got a pretty good whack on it — that kind of pissed it off a lot — and it's been bothering me a lot ever since, but it's all good."
Despite the injury, Green said while the pain is lingering, it won't keep him from his usual exploits.
"I'm on the floor, so I'm not one to really talk about when something is affecting," Green said. "When you're out there, you're out there. So it's all good."
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This season, Green has dealt with myriad injuries, including to his toe, ankle and knee. Despite the injuries, Green has been solid this postseason, averaging 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.8 assists on 45.2 percent shooting from the field.
"I think playing for so long you get used to it," Green said. "You're never 100 percent. You learn to play through pain, especially going through an 82-game season, you definitely learn to play through pain."