Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green once again defied the numbers.
Green had 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals and 4 points Friday night, making him the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double with fewer than 10 points scored, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Warriors are now 18-0 when Green records a triple-double, which Elias notes is the most consecutive wins in triple-doubles to begin a player's career.
With Draymond Green On/Off Court
Friday at Grizzlies
Green also had five blocks, which, per Elias, made him the first player to record 10 steals and five blocks in a game since steals and blocks were first tracked in 1973-74.
But if you prefer focusing on value rather than history, consider this about Green's game:
The Warriors outscored the Grizzlies by 26 points with Green on the floor and were outscored by 11 points with him off the floor. The difference was in his defense. The Grizzlies shot 35 percent with him on the floor and turned the ball over nearly twice as often compared to when he was on the bench.
Memphis was 14-of-37 (38 percent) in the paint with Green on the court and 7-of-10 with him on the bench.
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