Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had one of the best games of his life against the New York Knicks on Sunday, recording a “perfect” triple-double. For the night, he went 9-of-9 from the field, including 2-for-2 from beyond the arc, plus he snatched up 10 rebounds and doled out 10 assists. A quick glance over the stat sheet and, yep, that seems perfect. Except not quite. Green actually had four turnovers and went 0-for-2 from the charity stripe. In fact, he only drew air on one free throw attempt:
It’s easy to laugh at that because, well, it’s an air ball first of all. Secondly, Green still played out of his mind; the air ball is more of an anecdote. And with Steph Curry not playing like his normal self, it was critical for Green to come up big like that. The free throws and turnovers are more semantics than anything.