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How Draymond started 'piling up' assists on Dubs' road trip

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Draymond Green dropped dimes like no other point in his career on the Warriors' four-game road trip through Texas.

Thanks to a six-point, seven-rebound and 11-assist performance in Tuesday's win over the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State star now has recorded at least 10 assists in each of his last four games. That's the longest such streak by a Warrior since Steph Curry did the same in 2012, and only the second streak of that length by a center in half a century.

Green's passing was historically good on the Warriors' 2-2 road trip, but he credited his teammates' greater understanding of the Warriors' offense for the run.

"We're starting to find that flow and find that rhythm," Green told Bonta Hill, Chris Mullin and Dorell Wright on "Warriors Postgame Live" after Golden State's win. "Guys are learning how to play off me and off of Steph, and we're getting more comfortable with that. And so obviously the assist numbers have been piling up the last four games."

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Green's now averaging a career-high 7.8 assists per game, good for ninth in the NBA. The 30-year-old hasn't been in the top 10 in assists per game since 2017-18.

By his own admission, Green still believes he has room for improvement as a passer this season. Green averaged 4.0 turnovers per game on the Texas road trip, and his season average (2.8 per game) would be the highest of his career.

Still, there's only so much to criticize about a play-making run with little precedent in Warriors or NBA history.

 

"But other than that, guys are finding open spots and I'm trying to get 'em the ball," Green concluded.

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