Draymond Green is known for his defensive ability and playmaking. On Thursday night, the 3-time All-Star had a filthy dunk over Luka Doncic.
The undersized Golden State Warriors went hard against the Dallas Mavericks and went on to blow them out by 31 points, 147-116. Among the many highlight plays occurred in the match, one of them was Draymond Green’s energising dunk midway in the first quarter.
Stephen Curry passed the ball to Green who took the ball fearlessly to the hoop and flushed it on Doncic for the two points and a foul. This play by Green immediately fired up the players and the bench. The play even hyped LeBron James up as he reacted to the play on his Instagram story. LeBron showed his respect for Green and reacted to the play:
‘Ok then Dray day’
LeBron James immediately posted on Instagram after Draymond Green’s huge slam.https://t.co/S5DboJjqFR
— Warriors Nation (@WarriorNationCP) February 5, 2021
‘Draymond Green had 15 assists while being the center’: Green joins terrific company with this feat
Without James Wiseman, Kevon Looney and Eric Pascall sidelined, Draymond Green had to play the center position. The former Defensive Player of the Year, joined the legend Wilt Chamberlain and Nikola Jokic as the only player to start as center and record at least 15 assists.
The Warriors had a great game as a team unit. Curry had 28 points in 30 minutes, Oubre Jr. had a career-high 40 points and Green had an 11-point 15-assist double-double. With this win, the Warriors improve their record to 12-10, sitting on the 7th spot of the Western Conference.
A while after the Warriors match got over, the Lakers hosted the Nuggets. Draymond Green showed the mutual respect and bond that LeBron James and he share by tweeting about James’ game. as LeBron finished with a 27-point triple-double, Green tweeted:
‘Yo why is @KingJames [LeBron James] still getting better… how?’
Yo why is @KingJames still getting better… how? 🤯🤯🤯
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 5, 2021
Averaging only 5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists, Draymond is having a great positive impact on the team. A lot of stuff he does in the match doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. He also brings his best mentality on the defensive end, while being a great playmaker for the team. One of the keys to Warriors’ success this season will be Green’s performance this season.