Draymond Green


OAKLAND – The Warriors occasionally must be reminded of what they need to do to be at their best. Their cue Tuesday night came halfway through the second quarter.


OAKLAND – Draymond Green was, as he so often is, right in the middle of the action as the Warriors held on for a 110-106 win over Houston in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.


OAKLAND – Looking every bit like the team with the longer layoff, the Warriors on Tuesday night came out sagging and dragging, while the Rockets were running and gunning.


When they take the floor for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Grizzlies on Friday night at FedEx Forum in Memphis, the Warriors will fully grasp the gravity of the matter.