Heat’s Haslem says Warriors’ Draymond Green ‘broke the code’

After the Miami Heat pulled off a shock victory over the Boston Celtics to force the Eastern Conference Finals to a Game 7 win or go home, Heat players let it be known that a key motivation for them … was Draymond Green.

“Draymond broke the code,” Miami’s Udonis Haslem told Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes after the Heat’s 111-103 win on Friday night. “You’re not supposed to say anything [expletive] like that. It’s disrespectful. He knows better than that.

Heat forward PJ Tucker also told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, “And tell Draymond I said I like him” at the end of a postgame interview on SportsCenter.

After the Warriors won the Western Conference Finals on Thursday to earn their spot in the NBA Finals, Green – never shy as a provocateur – went to his second job as a TNT analyst and let the world via TNT’s post-match broadcast that he expected to face the Celtics in the final.

Asked by Shaquille O’Neal who he would like to play, Green hesitated at first before saying, “You ask me who I want to play against, I tell you who I think we’re going to play against. We will play against Boston. That’s who we’re going to play against. »

O’Neal, after commenting on Green’s initial breakdown of each team’s strength, thanked Green for the response and said, “That’s the Draymond I know.”

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