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This game by Draymond Green is unmatched in NBA history. And he only had 4 points.

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) drives against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second half Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) drives against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second half Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. AP

“We don’t need me to score,” Warriors forward Draymond Green told sideline reporter Ros Gold-Onwude after the game in which he proved that point more than ever.

Green became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double with fewer than 10 points scored, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He did it by recording a franchise-record 10 steals, one off the NBA record, during the Warriors’ 122-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Green’s final stat line: 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, five blocks, four points and two turnovers. See the history making steal below.

“That’s who I am,” he told Gold-Onwude of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. “I have to bring it on the defensive end.”

Green immediately started trending on Twitter.

It was Green’s fourth triple-double this season and the 18th of his career.

“A lot of guys on this team can score,” said Green, who went 2-of-6 from the field.

True. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 36 points on 13-of-23 shooting. Kevin Durant had 24 points, and Steph Curry added 18.

The Spurs’ Alvin Robertson had 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 assists for a quadruple-double against the Suns in 1986.

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