Draymond: ‘Guys Are Locked in Like I've Never Seen Before'

The Warriors are up 2-0 in the NBA Finals for the second straight year.

Last season, they lost Game 3 in Cleveland by 30 points.

"Guys are locked in like I've never seen before," Draymond Green told reporters on Tuesday. "Understand the task at hand and know that this is gonna be the hardest game of the series. If we can come out on top, we put ourselves in tremendous position.

"But they're down 2-0, coming home, crowd's gonna be loud. They're gonna give everything they have, and we defintely understand that and know that we gotta come out ready to fight, and just be ready for whatever. They're gonna throw everything at us."

In Game 3 of the 2016 Finals, the Warriors trailed by 20 in the first quarter.

They cut it to seven late in the second quarter, but the Cavs dominated the third quarter en route to a 120-90 victory.

So what does Draymond see specifically from his teammates in terms of being "locked in?"

"You just see a certain amount of focus, a competitive level that hasn't been matched," Draymond explained. "That's a good sign ... it's been a special thing. Yet, in saying that, I think we can be so much better.

"First game, we executed great and we had four turnovers, but we really didn't make shots. The second game, we didn't execute very well but we mad shots. Now we need to put those two things together.

"But the one thing that's been a constant is we competed. We've been locked in on the defensive end. If we continue to do that, we'll always give ourselves a chance to win."

In Game 1, the Warriors tied an NBA Finals record with only four giveaways, but they shot under 43 percent from the field.

In Game 2, the Warriors turned the ball over 20 times, but shot just under 52 percent overall and made an NBA Finals record 18 3-pointers (on 43 attempts).

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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