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Draymond: I'll greet Celtics fans with 'nice smile' in return to Boston

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Draymond Green isn't anticipating a warm welcome when the Golden State Warriors return to Boston on Thursday for the first time since clinching the NBA title there last season.

"I'll greet them with a nice smile," Green told ESPN's Kendra Andrews. "Just as I did after we won the championship."

Green previously said that Boston Celtics fans called him the N-word during all three NBA Finals games at TD Garden last year, an experience he'd never had before.

"You usually have situations where people talk crazy, but not the entire arena," Green told Andrews. "You'll have a situation where an entire arena will boo you, but not what the Boston fans were doing. So, it was just a different situation than I had ever seen. It took a while to adjust to it. ... It was just so unexpected. It caught me off guard."

Thursday's game will be the second matchup between the Warriors and Celtics this season. Golden State won their Dec. 10 meeting 123-107.

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