Draymond Green says that NBA teams this season are being more physical with the Golden State Warriors, which features a starting lineup with four NBA-All performers from last season with the addition of Kevin Durant.
Green did not single out a particular player while making his comments, which he made after the Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 106–100 on Sunday.
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“Teams are trying to punk us, [but] it's fine,” Green said, according to ESPN.com “We're not going to get punked.”
Golden State has won two in a row since a season-opening blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Durant, who is averaging 31.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in three games, says that he has not heard more chatter from opposing players this season.
“They're going to come at us physically,” Durant said. “We took it tonight. That team was pressuring us to try to get us out of our stuff. We kept moving, we had a nice pace, we got stops and ran and got good looks all night. You can talk all you want. You still got to play.”
The Warriors return to action against the Portland Trailblazers on Nov. 1.