Kerr defends Draymond's dip in numbers, ‘triple-double is just a bunch of crap'


Through two games vs the Rockets, Draymond Green is averaging 5.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists.

He's 3-for-10 from the field and 0-for-3 from deep.

Against the Pelicans in the Western Conference Semifinals, Green averaged 14.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists -- plus 2.4 steals and 1.6 blocks.

After practice on Friday, Steve Kerr was asked about Draymond's dip in production.

Here was his answer (transcribed by Anthony Slater of The Athletic):

"Numbers don't matter. Every series is different. The Pelicans played at an ungodly pace. Everyone's numbers are going to be up. So who cares? It's a slower pace. It's a more methodical game.

Triple-double is just a bunch of crap. Honestly. It looks great. Whatever. The game's a little different, so the numbers are different. Each series presents different challenges.

Who the hell cares about triple-doubles, numbers, whatever? It's all about: how can we win the next game? And Draymond is a flat-out winner and one of the great competitors I've been around."

This is the perfect response.

Draymond was not at his best in Game 2 (four turnovers in the first half) but pretty much everybody not named Kevin Durant struggled.

In Game 1, he registered nine rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks, and played terrific defense.

Oh, and in case you missed it -- Mary Babers-Green is having an eventful day on Twitter:
Game Result/Schedule
Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106
Game 2 Rockets 127, Warriors 105
Game 3 Oakland -- Sunday, May 20th at 5pm
Game 4 Oakland -- Tuesday, May 22nd at 6pm
Game 5 Houston -- Thursday, May 24th at 6pm
Game 6 Oakland -- Saturday, May 26th at 6pm
Game 7 Houston -- Monday, May 28th at 6pm

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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