Draymond Green was spectacular during Golden State’s 121-109 win over Portland in Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series. When Green’s shot is falling, his two-way brilliance is breathtaking, and it leads to Steve Kerr saying things like this.
By any objective measure, Green put together one of his best all-around performances ever. He registered 19 points on 6-for-10 shooting and 3-for-4 on attempts from three, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocks, a steal, and a turnover in 37 minutes. His defense was stellar, his shot was falling, and his ability to make plays oftentimes sent the crowd at Oracle into a frenzy. Green was locked in from the second he stepped onto the court and managed to do everything well. Again, it was breathtaking.
Kerr was wrong about one thing, though. There *are* other players who can have nights like Green. Admittedly there aren’t many, but in terms of a number of players who can fill up a stat sheet in a number of ways, there are two or three other dudes who can show us what Green showed us on Sunday.