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Draymond Green feels vindicated after near triple-double in win vs. Pacers

Draymond Green, Warriors, Pacers

After his emotions got the best of him in the Golden State Warriors’ loss against the Charlotte Hornets last Saturday, Draymond Green has kept himself in check in his past two outings. On Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers, Green stamped his DNA all over the Warriors’ 111-107 win with another near triple-double performance of 12 points, nine rebounds, and 11 assists.

Green said he took their last two games very personally to make sure he bounced back from his critical tantrum against the Hornets that ultimately cost the Warriors the game (via Warriors on NBCS).

“These two games were very important to me. I told you guys, I got to make up for it, I got to get us one. So I just wanted to come out and play hard these last two games of this trip. We probably should be 4-0 but it is what it is.”

After their tough two-point loss against the Hornets, Green also had a solid outing in their win over the New York Knicks with seven points, nine rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, and two blocks. He followed that up with another all-around performance as they escaped the Pacers, 111-107.

Though Draymond Green has been known to be one of the more chatty personalities in the NBA, he’s proven that he can back his words up with stat sheet-stuffing games like tonight. The three-time All-Star’s numbers won’t wow you but he’s been able to do all the little things for Warriors coach Steve Kerr which has made him quite indispensable despite his emotional outbursts.