Baron Davis reacts to Warriors’ Draymond Green matching his franchise assist mark
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had a huge game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night as he notched a new career-high tally of 19 assists. According to NBA History, he became the first Warriors player to reach the mark since Baron Davis back in 2008.
The former NBA veteran didn’t turn a blind eye as he took the time to congratulate Green on his new achievement while also crediting him for breaking the record despite playing at the power forward position.
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) February 27, 2021
Green found himself sliding back to the four position after several games of playing as a small-ball center due to the extended absence of big men Kevon Looney and rookie James Wiseman. With his return to his natural spot, Green was able to make a greater impact with the Warriors as they took on the Hornets on Friday night.
Aside from his stellar playmaking, the 30-year-old forward also scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 35 minutes of action. His efforts were able to complement the play of Stephen Curry who registered 29 points, four rebounds, and nine assists to lead the team to a 130-121 victory.
With their latest win against the Hornets, Golden State is now riding the momentum of a three-game winning streak to account for a 19-15 record for the seventh spot in the Western Conference. The team’s improved performances as of late showed that they can compete with stronger teams now that they have healthier players at their disposal.
At the same time, Draymond Green’s impressive showing proved how valuable he will be for the Warriors as they continue on their pursuit for a playoff spot as the season progresses.