Warriors’ Draymond Green Strains Knee In Opener

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The Golden State Warriors season didn’t kick off the way they intended.

Golden State dropped their opener against the Houston Rockets 122-121 and now Warriors’ forward Draymond Green was diagnosed with a left knee strain and missed the final quarter.

Green told ESPN’s The Undefeated that his knee was “very sore” and that he would get it looked at on Wednesday.

“I’ll be good. I’m fine,” Green said.

“He was the guy who was bringing the energy and the life,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. (h/t ESPN)

“We didn’t have much energy from most of our group tonight. When you are lacking conditioning, like we are right now, you have to have high-energy guys out there. As soon as he went out of the game, things went south for us. We just couldn’t get any traction.”