Green had a very Green-like stat line: 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. He filled up the box score in numerous categories to the tune of a triple-double, which happened to be the 21st triple-double of his career, setting a Warriors franchise record.
The previous record of 20 triple-doubles was set by Tom Gola, and had been untouched for 55 years. Green, always one to shout out those who have paved the way for him, honored Gola on social media:
On the one hand, triple-doubles are an overhyped stat. It’s an arbitrary statistical cutoff that really only exists because we like round numbers. We often put a little bit too much stock in them.
On the other hand, triple-doubles have, for Green, been an indicator of when his contributions are really taking over in all facets of the game. In the 21 games that Green has recorded a triple-double, the Warriors are undefeated.
Green isn’t too far off from averaging a triple-double for the year, as he’s putting in 10.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game. Not too shabby at all.
Given the all-around contributions that Green has made to the Warriors, it seems fitting that he’s in the record books for this.