For a man who was usually 2-for-6 from a field, Draymond Green certain knows how to impact a game. Other than scoring, a soon-to-be second-time All-Star did a whole lot of all as a Dubs non-stop their three-game highway outing with a 122-107 feat in Memphis on Friday.
Green tallied his 18th career triple-double, a singular form of triple-double during that, with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and a franchise-record 10 steals. Oh, and he also had 5 blocks and 4 points, and he was a +26 in his 38 mins on a floor.
Playing opposite a Grizzlies group that had already kick them twice this deteriorate – a usually group with mixed unchanging deteriorate wins opposite a Dubs in a same deteriorate given 2014-15 deteriorate – a Warriors took it to a Grizzlies and wound adult with one of their some-more finish efforts of a season. They shot 50.6 percent from a floor, knocked down 15 3-pointers and had 31 assists on 39 done shots while arising usually 12 turnovers.
Defensively, a Dubs hold a Grizzlies to 39.1 percent shooting, tallied a season-high 13 blocks and forced them into 18 turnovers, many of that came around steals that led true to Warriors scoring opportunities on a other side of a floor.
While Green got a initial triple-double of a rebounds-assists-steals accumulation in NBA history, other Warriors players also had standout performances. Klay Thompson led a Dubs with 36 points and Andre Iguodala came off a dais for a season-high 22 points on 6-for-7 shooting.
Thompson had a prohibited palm during a start, scoring a team’s initial 11 points of a game. In fact, a initial entertain was roughly median over before a Warriors actor not named Thompson entered a scoring column. The reigning 3-Point Contest champion will urge his climax subsequent weekend in New Orleans, and if this diversion was any indication, Thompson is in primary form. The Splash Brother knocked down 4 of his 8 3-pointers in a initial quarter, and he indeed out-scored Memphis by himself over a initial 7 and a half mins of a game.
In a second quarter, a Grizzlies scored 8 unanswered points to get within 5 points, though afterwards Iguodala supposing a hint and a Warriors responded with an 8-0 run of their possess to pull a halftime lead behind adult to 13. Iguodala had 6 of those points in a final 1:01 of a second quarter, including a quick mangle dunk.
The Warriors would put adult a 36-point entertain in a third entertain and led by as many as 26 points before a Grizzlies began pleat divided during their necessity in a fourth quarter. And while a Grizzlies overcame a 24-point necessity final month, story wouldn’t repeat itself this time, and Draymond Green was a large reason why.
Now 45-8 on a season, a Warriors will continue their highway outing on Saturday when Kevin Durant creates his initial lapse to Oklahoma City as a member of a Warriors.