Draymond Green messed around and got another one.
The Golden State Warriors playmaker recorded his third straight triple-double and seventh of the year Monday night, finishing with 13 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in his team's 111-101 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
In a rare instance, the Warriors found the perfect time to use a DJ Khaled gif:
Make that THREE-STRAIGHT TRIPLE-DOUBLES for Draymond Green 👀 #NBAVote https://t.co/BTDy4ymUlJ1/5/2016, 5:28:45 AM
Green became the second Warriors player ever, joining Hall of Famer Tom Gola, to record a triple-double in three straight games, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). It was also Green's eighth career triple-double, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for the fourth-most in Warriors history, also per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).
SportsCenter noted only four other players in the last 20 seasons have recorded three consecutive triple-doubles, and it's an illustrious list:
Draymond Green is 🔥🔥! He gets 3rd straight triple-double - only 4 players in last 20 seasons have done the same. https://t.co/VGe6yiNAZ01/5/2016, 5:34:46 AM
Turner Sports' Rachel Nichols also gave her props to Green:
Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols
You know, just Wilt...no big deal... Not bad, @Money23Green. https://t.co/FozyzZ2VV51/5/2016, 6:14:15 AM
The victory was Golden State's eighth in its last nine games.
Before Monday's contest, ESPN's Ethan Strauss spoke with Green about his success and asked what he thought of the idea that he's a system player:
Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
Draymond on notion he's a "system player": "I am. Think everybody in the NBA's a system player. Ain't nobody out there just freestyling"1/5/2016, 4:35:18 AM
Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
Draymond continued, "So, thanks for the compliment. Appreciate it. If you ain't a system player you probably not in the NBA"1/5/2016, 4:41:17 AM
Bleacher Report provided a clip of Green's 10th assist, which was made possible by a Stephen Curry three-pointer with two hands in his face:
Bleacher Report @BleacherReport
When you hook your boy up to complete his triple-double https://t.co/FYmZG22Xmh1/5/2016, 5:50:45 AM
The NBA named Green the Western Conference Player of the Week earlier Monday. Not only did he record two triple-doubles last week, but he also did so while Curry was dealing with a leg injury that forced him out of the lineup.
And you are allowed to be happy about Green's success. Just don't become the Stanford heckler:
Ben Shore @Ben5hore
DRAYMOND GREEN GOT HIS THIRD TRIPLE DOUBLE IN A ROW https://t.co/2UC2yCESzG1/5/2016, 5:51:52 AM
He's often forgotten as the third wheel behind Curry and Klay Thompson, the stars of the Warriors, but Green is playing at an All-Star level and is making a strong case for a spot in the game in February.
Green will have the opportunity to notch his fourth straight triple-double on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. It will be a tall task for Green to record another triple-double on short rest, which is compounded by the fact the game will be played in L.A. However, with the way Green has been playing of late, don't bet against it.