Draymond Green tied a career-high with 19 assists as the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 118-97 on Friday night.
“When he gets in a groove like that where he’s getting everybody involved, and having a Draymond-type night where scoring’s not really the difference-maker, it’s the way that he does the intangibles.
“And then makes everybody better by getting the ball on time, can finish off plays. He’s the smartest basketball player I’ve played with, and it shows in moments and games like tonight where he just finds a way to impact winning in his own way,” said Steph Curry of Green after the game.
Curry added 32 points, with Green also getting 12 rebounds.
The game also featured 2,000 fans at Chase Center, the first time all year the Warriors played in front of home fans.
Green said that passers can get into grooves similar to shooters.
“You definitely can find that zone and feel like you can make any pass. Some of those crazy-ass passes you see me make, it’s like a heat check. You see a guy coming down from 35 feet and heat-checking that thing — I feel like that with my passes sometimes.”