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Draymond's unprecedented stats vs. Mavs sum up his season

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Warriors' Draymond Green

Draymond Green had one of the most unique stat lines in a long time Saturday.

Green scored two points (on 0-of-2 shooting from the field) and recorded 15 assists, six rebounds, six steals and four blocks in the Warriors' loss to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.

You don't see a lot of nights like that, and Statmuse found that no other player has had a line like Green in the last three decades.

Green's performance against the Mavericks was like a souped-up version of the competing narratives surrounding his season.

On the one hand, he scored just two points in a game the Warriors lost by two. Green's also averaging only 4.8 points per game this season, his lowest since he was a rookie.

On the other, he did just about everything else. Green's also averaging a career-high 7.5 assists per game and the second-highest assist-to-turnover ratio (2.80) of his career, despite a career-low 12.9 percent usage rate.

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Green became just the third starting center in NBA history to record 15 assists in a game during Thursday's win over the Mavericks, and he did so again Saturday. Wilt Chamberlain and Nikola Jokic are the only other two. That's not bad company to keep, and it shows the kind of impact Green can have without scoring.

The nine-year veteran said earlier this week he's still finding his legs and starting to feel more comfortable. Perhaps his scoring productivity will increase as the season goes along, but the Warriors seem happy with what they're getting. Golden State was plus-7 in Green's minutes even though he didn't make a field goal Saturday, which was tied with Steph Curry for the best mark among Warriors starters.

 

The Warriors will take that, strange stat lines and all.

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