Green takes blame for loss against Jazz

It looked like the San Antonio Spurs were going to come away with a hard fought win last night in Utah, or at least have a chance in overtime, but Mo Williams had other plans.

Williams sank the game winning three-pointer at the buzzer, right in the face of Danny Green, to give the Jazz a 99-96 win.

Last night after the game, Green tweeted out an apology, taking blame for the loss.

I think Green is probably the only person that thinks he should take the blame for that last play. If you watch the video (Spurs fans, I understand if you can’t), you can clearly see Green is up on Williams, right where he should be. As Williams rises up for the shot, Green is able to get a hand in his face and is only a few inches away from getting a fingertip on the ball.

Unfortunately for Green, this is just a case of good defense getting beat by better offense. Williams made a great shot, that’s all there is to it. The Jazz didn’t need the three to win, so Green had to respect that Williams could drive by and take a shorter shot. If Green had been up in Williams’ face any more, he would have been at a huge risk for a foul or Williams could have blown by him.

I don’t blame Green for what happened, it looks like his teammates don’t either. Patty Mills tweeted a reply to Green, trying to keep his spirits up.

Green and the Spurs will have to move on quickly from the game against the Jazz. They play tonight in Portland.