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Despite only scoring 4 points in Friday’s 122-107 win on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors’ power forward Draymond Green notched a triple-double on the stat sheets.
Green scored 4 points, collected 12 rebounds, dished out 10 assists, and stole the ball 10 times. He also blocked 5 shots, meaning he was just 1 point shy of having at least 5 in all 5 of the major statistical categories.
Green’s triple-double is the first of its kind. His amazing accomplishment was the first in which a player did not score 10 points in a triple-double. No previous triple-double in NBA history featured three statistics with 10+ in each category with one of those three categories not being points.
Green is known as one of the most well-rounded players in the NBA, as he is currently averaging 10.5 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 7.4 assists per game, 1.5 blocks per game, and 2.1 steals per game as an unconventional kind of power forward, so it is no shock that the first triple-double of this kind was earned by him.
Green and the Warriors are back in action tonight in small forward Kevin Durant’s return to Oklahoma City against the Thunder, the franchise he spent 9 seasons with. The game begins at 8:30 PM EST.