In other words, to beat the Warriors twice in a row, you need an otherwordly performance from a future Hall of Famer (or someone who's "first team All-D", which is honestly an image that still haunts me).
To beat the Warriors in the second round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers would have to win three straight games, two of which would occur at Oracle Arena. In case you're wondering, the Warriors have not lost three games in a row since losing on Nov. 23, 2013...to the Blazers, interestingly enough.
Of course, anything is possible, but the Blazers would have to pull off something of an historic upset to win this series at this point. That's why Draymond Green can say pretty much whatever he wants without looking terribly unreasonable, as reported by Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group.
Part of the reason for his brashness is that Green believes as long as the defending champions take care of their own business, they don't have to be concerned about Portland's play.
"If we come out and put our best foot forward, then nothing else matters," Green said. "That's always been our mentality, 'Come out and do what we do.' If we do what we do, everything else will take care of itself.
Maybe he shouldn't have said anything after Game 4...but do you really think the Blazers will prove him wrong?