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Getting Hot, Staying Hot: Green’s Shooting Streak

Since losing Game Six against the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs are 7-1 with an average margin of victory at 21.8 points per game. None of those wins has been by less than 15 points.

On top of that, the Spurs bench has dropped in 40 or more points in every game, an NBA playoff record.

Just as impressive is Danny Green’s shooting streak.

Much was made about Green’s incredible shooting last June in the NBA Finals. During the course of that series, Green shot an outstanding 55% from downtown. In the first five games, where, at that point, he was the Finals MVP, he shot an even better 64%.

In the last three playoff games, including Game Five of the Portland series, Green is shooting 71% from downtown. In fact, Green is shooting 71% from the field in general in those three games. Last night in Game Two, he tied his seven three-pointers career high from last year’s Finals.


In those three games, the Spurs are +77 when Green is on the floor. None of those totals have been below 23.


In general, this is one of Green’s best streaks in his NBA career. His streak has certainly been the difference so far in this series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Green can be icy. Then Green can be hot. And when he is hot, he is HOT.

Spurs fans hope he can stay hot all the way until the end of the playoffs.

Now, for your viewing please, every Danny Green three pointer from Game Two.

Andrew Ball

About Andrew Ball

Andrew is a Texas A&M graduate and has written for ProjectSpurs since April 2014.