Draymond Green on Kyrie Irving’s dagger three: ‘Way too soon’

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US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88
Thursday August 11th, 2016

Kyrie Irving’s late three to seal the United States’s 98–88 victory over Australia on Wednesday night have Draymond Green a terrifying flashback.

Playing with the Cavaliers in this year’s NBA Finals, Irving sank the Warriors with a game-winning side-step three from the right wing in Game 7.

On Wednesday, Irving rose from the wing for a three with 1:35 to go and gave the US a seven-point edge over Australia. Green was certainly appreciative, but in a Snapchat posted shortly after the game, he admitted he was a bit spooked.

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“My son!” Green’s caption read. “That side step to the right was too familiar and wayyyy too soon.”

Irving finished with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting.

Team USA is now 3–0 in the preliminary round, and will play again on Friday against Serbia in the fourth of five games in group play.

– Kenny Ducey

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