Draymond Green Records 3rd Straight Triple-Double: Highlights, Twitter Reaction

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst IIIJanuary 5, 2016

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 4:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against Marvin Williams #2 of the Charlotte Hornets on January 4, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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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:

Golden State Warriors @warriors

Make that THREE-STRAIGHT TRIPLE-DOUBLES for Draymond Green 👀 #NBAVote https://t.co/BTDy4ymUlJ

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:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Draymond Green is 🔥🔥! He gets 3rd straight triple-double - only 4 players in last 20 seasons have done the same. https://t.co/VGe6yiNAZ0

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/FozyzZ2VV5

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"

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"

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/FYmZG22Xmh

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


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.


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