Draymond notched historic triple-double by trying to dominate defensively

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Draymond Green did it defensively.

The Golden State Warriors forward recorded the first triple-double in NBA history that didn't include points in Friday's 112-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Despite being the only player to ever put up 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals in a contest, he said it didn't feel like an unusual game for him because he's not the type of player who pours in points every night.

Green came just six points shy of a rare quadruple-double.

"I don't really care to score," he said in a postgame interview on NBA TV. "I'd rather get a triple-double that way than a quadruple-double anyway."

The first-place Dubs have enough offensive firepower between Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson, who all average 20-plus points. They rely on Green more so at the other end.

"I came in this game with a complete defensive mindset, and figured hey, if the offense comes, it will come, but it's not something I'm going to focus on. And I'm just going to try to dominate the game defensively," he explained.

Green, whose 10 steals is a franchise record, said he felt like he was in a defensive groove all game. He's indeed making a strong case to take home his first DPOY award.

Draymond notched historic triple-double by trying to dominate defensively
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