Golden State Warriors use 42-point third quarter to beat Utah Jazz

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Draymond Green

Draymond Green only recently came back from nursing a rather debilitating shoulder injury, but he’s immediately made quite the impact since stepping back onto the hardwood. Against the Jazz, Green nearly posted yet another triple-double, finishing with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in 25 minutes.

He shot pretty well in throughout the game, going 6-of-10 from the field but only 2-of-5 from behind the arc. Nevertheless, his double-digit scoring this last couple games has helped supplement Golden State’s offense, which has been quite problematic with Curry on the sidelines.

Normally, any time Green finishes in double-digit scoring is a good day for the Warriors. With three of the NBA’s premier scorers on the roster, Green’s scoring is that cherry on top of the sundae. Due to the imbalance caused by the absence of one of those three high-level scorers, Green’s scoring is needed more than ever, and he’s done a great job providing.

Coming off a triple-double against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the last couple contests have really epitomized Green’s versatile style of play. He’s the guy that does all the little things for the Warriors, and his contributions — most especially, his energy — rarely go unnoticed.