Draymond Green just achieved an NBA first - LeBron came close in '09

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The Golden State Warriors' 103-96 overtime win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night might have seen the reigning NBA champions move one step closer to creating league history but, for one member of their roster, the Salt Lake City game already secured his place in the record books.

Record breaker

As brought to our attention by the @GSWStats Twitter account, Draymond Green's box score against Utah helped him over the line for a unique NBA achievement.

The forward has now racked up at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks in the 2015-16 campaign. A feat that no other player has managed in all the time the five categories have been recorded.

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Green's little piece of NBA history is a reminder of the levels the four-year veteran has reached this season. Achieving his first All-Star call-up earlier in the year, the Michigan State product has stepped up his game alongside his Dubs teammates.

His 12 triple-doubles this season are the second most in the NBA, only trailing Russell Westbrook's 16, and he has become an essential part of the Warriors lineup as they look for back-to-back NBA titles.

One step ahead

While there have been plenty of players to achieve his stat line in points, boards, assists and steals down the years, Green is the first to add a century of blocks.

According to CSN, Larry Bird came agonisingly close to the statistical quintet back in the 1984-85 season. The Boston Celtics legend managed 98 blocks that year.

More recently, LeBron James recorded 93 blocks to go alongside 2,304 points, 613 rebounds, 587 assists and 137 steals in 2008-2009.

With seven games still to go this season, Green has 1,018 points, 714 boards, 550 dishes, 106 steals and the all-important 101 blocks.

Stunning season

Green's achievement is just the latest example of the Warriors roster's phenomenal campaign. Stephen Curry himself has already broken a few records this year in the three-pointer category, whilst the team as a whole are within touching distance of compiling the best ever regular season record in NBA history.

The win against the Jazz moved Steve Kerr's team onto a 68-7 record and they now need just five more wins to usurp the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' famous 72-10 season.

With five of their final eight games coming at their own Oracle Arena (where they haven't lost all season) you'd be a brave individual to bet against Golden State reaching the all important 73 win total.

If they do, the performances of Draymond Green will have had a lot to do with it.

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