It would be an understatement to refer to Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green as simply an unconventional star. What he did in the Warriors’ 122-107 win over Memphis on Friday night was beyond unconventional.
Green posted a triple-double but it was one unlike anything you’ve ever seen. In fact, it was one unlike the NBA has ever seen, according to Elias Sports. Green grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out 10 assists and picked 10 steals to post the first triple-double in NBA history that didn’t include double-digit points. Green scored just four points, one fewer than the amount of shots he blocked (five).
#DraymondGreen: 12 REB, 10 AST, & 10 STL.
The 1st player EVER with a triple-double without 10+ PTS!
Here’s how the 2-Time All-Star did it: pic.twitter.com/MYAlQ5THHt
— NBA (@NBA) February 11, 2017
As for other marks set by the two-time all-star, Green became the just the second player in league history to record at least 10 assists, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in one game. He also set the Warriors’ franchise record with the 10 steals, surpassing Micheal Ray Richardson’s and Hall of Famer Rick Barry’s nine, and missing the NBA record for a single game by one. He attempted just six shots. And the Warriors improved to 18-0 when the fifth-year man out of Michigan State records a triple-double.
“I came into the game with a complete defensive mind-set,” Green told NBA TV afterward. “I just wanted to try to dominate the game defensively.”
Green has been the runner-up to San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard for the league’s defensive player of the year award the past two seasons.