Draymond Green only scored two points against the Pistons last Friday night.
He went 0-for-5 from 3-point territory.
But the reigning Defensive Player of Year dished out 13 assists to go along with 6 rebounds, 6 blocks (tied a career high) and 3 steals.
"He was brilliant," Steve Kerr told reporters after practice on Sunday. "Offensively, he was very good -- 13 assists ... but defensively he was an absolute monster.
"He was phenomenal."
Kerr said he thought Draymond Green was a little scattered at the start of the season. Said Green’s intensity level has been much better. pic.twitter.com/lGdvaU7yad— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) December 10, 2017
Draymond Green tonight vs the Pistons:— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) December 9, 2017
- Contested 19 shots (came in averaging 10 per game)
- Contested 7 3-pointers (came in averaging 3.6 per game)
Draymond's statistics the first seven games of the season: 7.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 4.0 turnovers, 1.0 blocks, 0.9 steals, 36.4 percent shooting, 21.7 percent from deep.
Draymond's statistics the last 18 games: 11.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.2 turnovers, 1.8 steals, 1.6 blocks, 47.7 percent shooting, 36.8 percent from deep.
"We played the Clippers. From that point on I think he's been much more under control and locked in," Kerr said of Draymond. "I thought the first seven games he was a little scattered emotionally. I thought he was too emotional ... this last road trip, that's when he really put it all together with the intensity defensively and the composure.
"To me, right now, he's exactly where he needs to be."
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