Warriors' Draymond Green: Contributes on defensive end in return

Green (ankle) scored four points (2-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt) to go along with seven assists, four blocks, three rebounds and one steal across 39 minutes in Monday's 105-100 win over the Hawks.

Green, who returned to the lineup Monday after missing one game due to a bruised ankle, blocked two shots in the final minute to preserve the team's 12th consecutive win. Coach Steve Kerr had to lean more heavily on Green than he probably hoped, but his defensive prowess was sorely needed on a night when the Warriors didn't shoot with their usual prowess from the field. The 26-year-old is now averaging career highs in steals (2.1 per game) and blocks (1.8) through 17 appearances.

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