Draymond Green is proof you don’t need to score a ton of points to have a massive impact on a basketball game.
The Golden State Warriors ended their six-game road trip Friday night at Little Caesars Arena, capping it off with a narrow 102-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons to finish a perfect 6-0. They’re the 11th team in NBA history to go undefeated on such a trip.
With his shot not falling (1-of-6 from the field, and 0-of-5 from behind the arc) in the 38 minutes he was on the floor, Green put more of an emphasis on areas in which cold spurts wouldn’t hold him back, whether it be on the defensive end or as a playmaker with Stephen Curry out of the lineup.
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The 27-year-old jack-of-all-trades forward had as many points as he does career All-Star appearances (two), but he also grabbed six rebounds, dished out 13 assists to just two turnovers, blocked six shots, and stole the rock three times.
It’s such a unique stat line that, dating back to 1963-64, no other player has ever replicated it.
A little under a year ago – ironically enough, against the same Pistons – Green put together a similar line of two points, 13 assists, nine boards, and two blocks on Jan. 12, 2017.
Green’s 13 dimes Friday were a season high, while his six swats tied a career high.