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Live playoff updates: Warriors vs. Thunder, Game 3 tonight

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sits on the bench as they play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 16, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sits on the bench as they play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 16, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Get live scoring updates and analysis during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals in Oklahoma City on Sunday at 5 p.m. as the Warriors face the Thunder.

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Live playoff updates tonight: Warriors vs. Thunder, Game 2

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) goes up for a layup past Oklahoma City Thunder's Enes Kanter (11) in the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 16, 2016. Oklahoma City defeated Golden State 108-102. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) goes up for a layup past Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter (11) in the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 16, 2016. Oklahoma City defeated Golden State 108-102. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Get live scoring updates and analysis during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle on Wednesday at 6 p.m. as the Warriors host Oklahoma City.

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Live updates tonight: Warriors vs. Thunder in Game 1 of Western Conference finals

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) reacts in the second quarter of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) reacts in the second quarter of their NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Get live scoring updates and analysis during Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle on Monday at 6 p.m. as the Warriors host Oklahoma City.

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Warriors’ Draymond Green says ankle ‘feels a lot better’ after tweaking it against Portland Trail Blazers

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut (12) guard Portland Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum (3) as he goes up for a basket in the first quarter of Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) and Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (12) guard Portland Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum (3) as he goes up for a basket in the first quarter of Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Warriors forward Draymond Green said Thursday the left ankle he tweaked in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals was improving.

“It feels a lot better, a lot better than it did last night,” Green told KNBR. “Just really been icing, getting a massage, and you’re really just normal things that it takes to get it back healthy and get ready to go for Monday.”

Green was hobbled after a drive to the basket in the third quarter of the Warrors’ 125-121 win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, going back to the locker room to get the ankle re-taped. He returned to the game in the fourth.

The Warriors open play in the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.

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Live playoff updates tonight: Warriors vs. Blazers, Game 5

Golden State Warriors' Leandro Barbosa (19) scores on a three-point basket against Portland Trail Blazers' Allen Crabbe (23) in the third quarter of Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Leandro Barbosa (19) scores on a three-point basket against Portland Trail Blazers’ Allen Crabbe (23) in the third quarter of Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Get live scoring updates and analysis during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals at Oracle on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors are looking for a series-clinching victory.

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Draymond Green’s plan not to give bulletin board material backfired, so he changed course, got Warriors back on track

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) disputes a call against him with official Bill Kennedy (55) during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the third quarter of Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, May 7, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) disputes a call against him with official Bill Kennedy (55) during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the third quarter of Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, May 7, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Draymond Green was relatively quiet on the eve of Game 3. His pregame interview lasted only about three minutes. He fielded questions about trash talking on the court, and they didn’t produce anything particularly noteworthy.

It was all by design, and it backfired as the Warriors lost the game and didn’t show a sense of urgency.

“I knew the (Trail Blazers) needed something to grab hold to (down 0-2 in the series), so I told our team, ‘Don’t give ’em any bulletin board material,'” Green said after the Warriors’ Game 4 win. “And everybody looked at me crazy like, ‘What? Who is this saying this? Like, what’s going on?’ I’m usually the guy to do that, and I’m telling everybody else not to do it? And I thought that worked against us the other night because I felt like we played soft, and I was the catalyst of us playing soft.”

Green changed his tone immediately after the Game 3 loss, essentially guaranteeing a win in Game 4 if the Warriors came to play and noting that the Trail Blazers had shown doubt. He had Damian Lillard wondering what mind games he was playing.

“I wanted to give them bulletin board material,” Green said.

“It wasn’t no disrespect to them. It was more so at my guys to make our guys respond to what I’m saying.”

Green said he also made comments to motivate himself, and that worked. He had a career-high seven blocks in Game 4.

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Live playoff updates tonight: Warriors vs. Blazers, Game 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) leaves practice the day before Game 4 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) leaves practice the day before Game 4 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Get live scoring updates and analysis during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals in Portland Monday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors hold a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-7 series.

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