Draymond Green came to play.
In the first quarter of Game 1 of the first round of the NBA playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena on Saturday, Draymond Green led the Warriors with 13 points on 5-on-5 shooting (and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc). He filled out the stat sheet with three assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block.
Green's output in the first 12 minutes was a big reason the Warriors took a nine-point lead into the second quarter. It was also a better scoring performance than he had in 55 of his games in the regular season.
13 first quarter points for Draymond Green. Only scored 13+ in 11 games this season.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 14, 2019
Draymond's 13-point first quarter is his highest total in any quarter this season.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) April 14, 2019
There's also this. When Green scored 13 or more points in the regular season, the Warriors went 10-1. If Golden State has its way, that'll be 11-1 by the end of Game 1 on Saturday.