Draymond Green nabbed a historic accomplishment in the Golden State Warriors’ 110-99 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
The two-time All-Star finished with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for his seventh career triple-double in the playoffs. He sits behind no one for most number of trip-dubs in Warriors history.
Remarkably, it is also more than the playoff triple-doubles by all other Warriors players combined (6). Tom Gola has three, while Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Guy Rodgers have one each.
Draymond Green now has seven career triple-doubles in the #NBAPlayoffs – more than every other player in Warriors team history combined. #GSWvsPOR #DubNation
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Green has been stellar in the postseason and is averaging 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists in the conference finals. Capping off his impressive effort in Game 3 was his four steals and one block, making him a two-way problem for the Blazers.
The Warriors are now one win away from their fifth trip to the NBA Finals.
The Dubs are poised to sweep the Blazers once again, and if they do, this will be the third time in four seasons that they have eliminated Portland in the playoffs.
What’s more impressive is that they have dominated their opponents without their best player Kevin Durant, who is still recovering from a strained left calf he suffered in Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.
Green’s value to the Warriors is often overlooked because of how great his teammates are, but when you count all the little things he does on the court, you will realize how important he is to this franchise. He may struggle here and there, and he might have some off court issues every once in a while; however, when it’s winning time, there’s no doubt that he’s one of the most consistent and reliable players on this Dubs squad.