Watch Warriors' Draymond Green dominate on defense in Game 1 vs. Blazers


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The Warriors' defense was fantastic in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Trail Blazers.

Golden State held Portland to 36 percent shooting and forced 21 turnovers in the 116-94 win at Oracle Arena.

It was a total team effort but Draymond Green led the charge.

The 2017 Defensive Player of the Year grabbed seven defensive rebounds and recorded two steals and three blocks.

He led the Warriors in deflections (5), defensive loose balls recovered (2) and contested shots (15). He also was second in box outs (5).

The two-time runner-up for DPOY made life very difficult on Blazers big man Enes Kanter.

He blocked a Moe Harkless 3-point attempt in the first quarter and another one in the fourth quarter that basically sealed the game.

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But just for good measure, Draymond felt like getting another steal.

If he plays like this every game, it might be a short series.

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