CLEVELAND (KGO) -- The Golden State Warriors' backs are against the wall and Game 4 of the NBA Finals versus the Cleveland Cavaliers has become a must-win situation.
The Dubs have taken a couple of body punches in the last couple of games and they need to stand up and fight back.
The self-proclaimed junkyard dog on the Warriors roster is Draymond Green. He admits he hasn't played up to his standards.
"So in order for that to come out of this team, it has to come out of me. If that's what I've been for this team the entire year, playoffs, I can't not do it now. And I haven't. So that falls on my shoulder and I'll be sure to do that," Green said.
"Draymond has a high motor, one of the best motors in the business. So for us bigs we take the challenge to just make it tough for him. He does a little bit of everything and we're just trying to make him uncomfortable," Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson said.
The Cavaliers have also made Steph Curry uncomfortable.
"Never give him his first look. Always make him work, make him do two or three moves, have to go off two or three screens. Hopefully get him to his legs on each possession. And I think Delly has done an amazing job," Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert said.
The other Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, hopes to turn the tide on the Cavaliers Thursday in Game 4.
"We kind of have to impose our will, which we haven't really done these three games. We've kind of just hung in there and got the first two games, could have gone either way to me. They imposed their will yesterday. Quite frankly, it was embarrassing. But we just got to come out and play mean, play mad, because we haven't shown up and played as the Warriors we've been playing all year," Thompson said.
"We're down 3-1. We've been in this position before. We'll embrace this, we know it's kind of us against the world right now," Warriors center Andrew Bogut said.
Draymond Green has been dealing with a sore back but says he's fine, everyone's hurting. This time of year, he's going to be ready to go.
ABC7 sports reporter Mike Shumann and reporters Wayne Freedman and Laura Anthony will be in Cleveland this week to bring you full coverage on the NBA Finals. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for live updates.