All-Star Draymond Green Records Historic Triple Double
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 15:14
The Warriors are now 45-8 - four games clear of the San Antonio Spurs for the top spot in the Western Conference. But Friday night, Green took the whole concept to a new level. It was Green's seventh steal of the first half and it sparked a huge momentum swing for the Warriors the rest of the game. The Warriors outscored the Grizzlies by 26 points when Green was on the floor.
Green's 10 steals were a franchise-high, and just one shy of the National Basketball Association all-time mark, and the 15 combined steals and blocks trail only a select few National Basketball Association greats in the record books.
Defensive-minded Draymond Green delivered an unprecedented triple-double as the Golden State Warriors turned the tables on a Memphis Grizzlies team that had beaten them twice this season. And with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson, Golden State doesn't need Green to go insane in the scoring department. He got deflections, steals, blocks, drew charges and all of the other little things that make Green an all star.
Kevin Durant went 5 for 14 and finished with 24 points.
Whether it be another three-point record shattered by Stephen Curry, or indeed, Curry teaming up with his fellow Splash Bro, Klay Thompson, to drop a barrage of bombs from deep, Kerr is normally treated to a masterclass once in a while. He also added five blocks for good measure.
Mike Conley sharp with 20 points, but everyone else struggles. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph had 17 points apiece.