Draymond Green tangled up Al Horford 11 seconds into Game 2 of the NBA Finals to force a jump ball before the Golden State Warriors forced a turnover.
Green was determined to send a message to his own squad, not the Boston Celtics. By pressuring Celtics ball handlers and yelling at them, he set the tone for the rest of the game.
Green's 107-88 Game 2 win at Chase Center on Sunday gave the Warriors the "attitude shift" they needed to tie the series.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Jordan Poole added 17 in a game-changing third quarter in which the Warriors outscored the Celtics 20-14 to enable Golden State embark on a 41-14 run out of halftime.
Green added, "It was definitely an attitude adjustment." "They are exactly who we assumed they were. So we understood we needed to keep our foot on the accelerator and not let up, which we did."
The Warriors kept the Celtics to 37.5 percent shooting in Game 2 after watching Boston make 9 of 12 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to steal Game 1.