So as Memphis Grizzlies connoisseurs, I’m sure we all felt some kind of way about being on the receiving end of the most dominant four-point performance in NBA history. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and the rest of the visiting Golden State Warriors enacted their vengeance on a Memphis team that had beaten them twice this year, toasting them to the tune of a 122-107 defeat, and doing it at FedExForum, to boot. That final margin is a bit deceptive though - at one point, the Warriors were up by 26 in the fourth quarter.
Coach David Fizdale got ejected after protesting a foul call. Green had the first-ever triple double in NBA history not to involve double-digit scoring. His grand point tally of 4 might not sound so intimidating, but when combined with his insane defense of four positions and his slash line of 12 rebounds, 10 dimes, 10 steals and 5 blocks.. well, it’s clear that the Michigan State University product sure made his presence felt on the floor.
But how did Warriors fans and scribes feel about their squad’s smooth showing? Let's grind.
THE CHILDREN OF MEMPHIS BETRAY THEIR TEAM:
The quieter Splash Bro is getting called out for his, uh, smoke show:
Klay is smoking it out there, if you know what I mean. He has all 11 Warriors points so far.— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) February 11, 2017
Dub Nation getting hyped..
In the @bball_ref data since 83-84, no one has a triple-double with single-digit points. Draymond Green could do it tonight.— Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) February 11, 2017
A great moment in Iggy footwork, captured:
Draymond Green with his 7th steal of the FIRST HALF, finishes w/ the dunk! Andre likes it. pic.twitter.com/89kDY8n9h8— Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) February 11, 2017
Warriors beat writers are kind of trolling their dearth of shooters, no?
HALFTIME: Warriors up 62-49. Golden State dictating the tempo against the grind-it-out Grizzlies, who are shooting 34.1 percent.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) February 11, 2017
An unexpected (but, fine, pretty clever) Daniel Stern reference is made.
Draymond Green with all of the steals. pic.twitter.com/BE86gXw4rM— Kyle Vassalo (@VassaloBR) February 11, 2017
Only when the Warriors are playing the Grizzlies do their beat writers start to freak out about 17-point leads in second halves...
Warriors' lead down 17— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) February 11, 2017
I’m always in awe of how humble Dubs (or at least non-Grizzlies, in the case of NBA Memes) fans can be when their team is doing well:
Golden State Warriors nesse momento kkkkk pic.twitter.com/qhNcql8Ab1— NBA Memes (@NbaDosMemes) February 11, 2017
Salty retroactive fan thoughts on the KD tech, even though the Warriors won by double digits:
Chef Curry with the Tweet:
Oh yeah @KlayThompson you're a pretty good basketballer too— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 11, 2017
History was made.
To be clear: Draymond's triple-double is the first ever in NBA for someone with single-digit points. So say the wizards at @EliasSports.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) February 11, 2017