Draymond Green.

Draymond Green puts himself in rare company with 'perfect' triple-double

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The Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green put himself in rare company on Sunday evening as the reigning NBA champions overcame the New York Knicks 116-95.

The 2016 All-Star racked up his ninth triple-double of the 2015-16 campaign with a 20-10-10 box score. In doing so, he shot a perfect nine-of-nine from the floor.

This was the second time this season that Green has been perfect from field goal range whilst putting up a triple-double and, according to Elias Sports, only Wilt Chamberlain (three times) has ticked off the achievement more than once.


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Considering Chamberlian - a Hall-of-Famer who dominated the NBA statistically for several years - only managed the feat on three occasions throughout his entire career, the fact Green has managed to do it twice in one season is certainly noteworthy.

Granted Wilt didn't have to be asked twice to take on a shot.

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Green's other efficient triple-double came back in on November 27 against the Phoenix Suns, although he only shot four field goals in that game. As such, his efforts against the Knicks were actually a first since 1967.

Only 24 hours before his 20-10-10 performance, the 25-year-old was lamenting his own "selfish" attempts to register a triple-double almost costing the Warriors a win against the Philadelphia 76ers.

With things now trending in the right direction, you wouldn't bet against Green equaling, or perhaps even surpassing, Chamberlain's efforts before the regular season comes to an end.

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