With their 31-point win over the Denver Nuggets, who led the Western Conference entering the game, the Warriors made a statement on Tuesday.
Golden State exploded for 51 points in a record-setting first quarter, and never looked back in the Mile High City. It was a potent reminder of the Warriors' potency, but not one that Draymond Green thought the NBA needed.
"Nah, we don't have to remind them. They know," Green told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke after the Warriors' 142-111 victory. "It's been a pretty crazy year for us [but] we're starting to figure it out, we're starting to come together and starting to click at the right time. Things are going well."
Green himself has been the center of said craziness, from his rift with Kevin Durant to injuries that have hampered him at times this season. Although he hasn't scored in double figures in the last four games, Green was back to his do-it-all self on Tuesday night in Denver. He hauled in six rebounds, dished out a season-high 13 assists, and only turned the ball over once.
He also finished a game-high plus-41.
"I play with a lot of great guys, a lot of great players," Green told Burke. "I just try to find them in the spots they like the ball. Guys are really shooting the ball well, I've been a playmaker on this team for some years now, that's my job."
Not that anyone needed a reminder, at least according to Green.