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NBA - US Sports: Experience the difference for Dubs duo

Golden State veterans Draymond Green and Stephen Curry believe the experience within the Warriors squad gives them an advantage over Memphis Grizzlies.

Golden State hold a 1-0 lead ahead of Game 2 on Tuesday and they can be backed at 10/13 to win in the Money Line, while Memphis are 11/10.

Battling success

The Dubs claimed a 117-116 win in the opener as they fought back from a 13-point deficit in the second quarter to strike first. 

The series looks set up to be a competitive affair between two evenly matched teams, but Green and Curry feel Golden State's experience in the postseason may be crucial.

Curry and Green have won three championships with Golden State and the team reached the Finals Series in five consecutive seasons between 2014 and 2019.

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Playoff experience vital

In contrast, Memphis ended a three-year playoff absence last season and their series victory over Minnesota in the previous round was their first series win since 2015.  

"The one advantage we feel like we have is our experience, we've been through it," said Green, via The Sporting News. "What those guys are trying to do, we've done that."

He added: "I think we have the advantage there, when you're talking experience and just knowing what to expect, we feel very comfortable in this environment."

Curry indicated he feels Memphis have a team capable of being genuine championship contenders in the not-too-distant future, comparing their current line-up to Golden State's in the years preceding their dominant spell where they claimed three titles in four years.

"In terms of having the young core, and trying to make that next step, winning a playoff series ... we were right in that window," he said. "We were having some success, but not quite getting the job done."

"All throughout those three years, we learned a lot about ourselves and I'm sure that's what they're going through. We don't want them to learn too much, though."

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