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Draymond on getting one seed: ‘It really doesn’t matter anymore’

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) floats the ball into the basket against the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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OAKLAND — As the Golden State Warriors clutch to a one-game advantage over the San Antonio Spurs for the top spot in the West, Draymond Green insists he isn’t worried about whether the club maintains its perch.

“It used to be really important,” Green said after the team’s shoot around on Thursday. “At this point, it really doesn’t matter anymore.”

Instead, on a day when Kevin Durant once again made an appearance on the practice floor at the Dubs’ training center, Green explained that the focus is all about entering the postseason on the highest note possible.

“You just want to be healthy,” Green said. “You want to put yourself in the best position to be successful come playoff time and that doesn’t always mean the one seed. We just want to get there healthy and keep getting better each and every day.”

When Stephen Curry was asked the same question, the back-to-back MVP said he’d like to see the Warriors hold off the Spurs because doing so would be a byproduct of pulling out of the current rut.

“There’s a lot of value because it will, I think, accomplish two things for us,” Curry said. “Obviously, home-court advantage and the purity of the one seed. But more so than that, for us to get that done, we’ve got to play better and continue to focus on the things that we’ve been struggling with defensively and just that focus on that end of the floor and how important it is for us to win.”

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