Through two games vs the Rockets, Draymond Green is averaging 5.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists.
He's 3-for-10 from the field and 0-for-3 from deep.
Against the Pelicans in the Western Conference Semifinals, Green averaged 14.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists -- plus 2.4 steals and 1.6 blocks.
After practice on Friday, Steve Kerr was asked about Draymond's dip in production.
Here was his answer (transcribed by Anthony Slater of The Athletic):
"Numbers don't matter. Every series is different. The Pelicans played at an ungodly pace. Everyone's numbers are going to be up. So who cares? It's a slower pace. It's a more methodical game.
Triple-double is just a bunch of crap. Honestly. It looks great. Whatever. The game's a little different, so the numbers are different. Each series presents different challenges.
Who the hell cares about triple-doubles, numbers, whatever? It's all about: how can we win the next game? And Draymond is a flat-out winner and one of the great competitors I've been around."
This is the perfect response.
Draymond was not at his best in Game 2 (four turnovers in the first half) but pretty much everybody not named Kevin Durant struggled.
In Game 1, he registered nine rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks, and played terrific defense.
Oh, and in case you missed it -- Mary Babers-Green is having an eventful day on Twitter:
By the way @stephenasmith I watch games and I know something about basketball so your comment was WRONG & SEXIST! However, I don’t have a narrative written that I must go by so I say what I want! Dray don’t talk to me about basketball or his team-SORRY!— Mary B (@BabersGreen) May 18, 2018
I been tweeting and talking about games. You are foolish if you think I’m against KD! We win as a Team an I stand by that! I am a FAN LIKE EVERYONE ELSE but if you are going to say what I said, ASK ME SO I CAN EXPLAIN TO YOU WHAT I MEANT!— Mary B (@BabersGreen) May 18, 2018
|Game 1||Warriors 119, Rockets 106|
|Game 2||Rockets 127, Warriors 105|
|Game 3||Oakland -- Sunday, May 20th at 5pm|
|Game 4||Oakland -- Tuesday, May 22nd at 6pm|
|Game 5||Houston -- Thursday, May 24th at 6pm|
|Game 6||Oakland -- Saturday, May 26th at 6pm|
|Game 7||Houston -- Monday, May 28th at 6pm|
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller