Draymond Green was up late after Game 3 watching film of the Warriors' blowout loss to the Pelicans.
"I can't sleep when we lose like that," Green said.
Green became so agitated by the Warriors' performance that he sent Durant a "long-ass text message" at 4 AM.
Green didn't divulge what he exactly wrote, but he shared some of the ideas he conveyed.
"I just challenged him to be who he is. I had to tell him," Green told ESPN. "I didn't see him attacking or being aggressive enough on both ends of the floor like we need him to be. You know, I don't hold back. When I see something's wrong, I have to voice my opinion. There were no hard feelings. We're just trying to win a ballgame."
When Durant woke up hours later, his reply to the text message was "I got you."
Durant responded with 38 points in Game 4.
"In short, [Green] said don't worry about s--- else but playing with force and being aggressive," Durant told ESPN. "And I tried to do that as much as possible today. I wasn't aggressive in Game 3, and I knew that. It's good to know that teammates got your back. It was good to hear that from him."