Green totaled nine points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds and one block across 20 minutes during San Antonio's 110-97 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Green bounced back from a scoreless effort over 25 minutes in Game 2 with a series-high point total. The 30-year-old doubled his previous high-water marks of five shot attempts and two rebounds as well, but he still serves as a fourth scoring option at best behind LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay and Patty Mills. Consequently, he projects exclusively as a deep DFS tournament play for Sunday's Game 4.
Green will re-enter the starting five for Monday's game against the Kings, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. The Spurs have alternated between and and big and small lineup over the last month or so. For Monday's contest, coach Gregg Popovich will go back to his smaller one, inserting Green into the starting lineup, while bringing big man Pau Gasol off the bench. After logging just 13 and 22 minutes, respectively, over the last two games, Green should see an uptick in his overall playing time.
Green will start at small forward in Sunday's game against Houston, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. Green is drawing the start in place of Pau Gasol as the Spurs shift to a smaller lineup against the first-place Rockets. Look for Green to see a slight minutes increase while in the starting lineup.
Green will come off the bench for Thursday's game against the Thunder. Pau Gasol will enter the starting five, pushing LaMarcus Aldridge to power forward and Kyle Anderson to small forward -- Green's usual spot. Green has started the past eight games for the Spurs, averaging 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 2.0 threes and 1.5 assists in 27.5 minutes. However, it appears coach Gregg Popovich wants to exploit certain matchups against OKC, so Green will come off the pine Thursday. In a bench role this season, Green has posted 8.7 points and 2.4 rebounds across 21.7 minutes per contest.
Green scored 13 points (4-11 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists and one block across 28 minutes during Sunday's 106-103 loss to the Bucks. Green struggled a big from the floor, but he was on from beyond the arc as he joined LaMarcus Aldridge as the only Spurs starters with more than 10 points. The swingman's struggles have been apparent of late, as this was actually his highest scoring output in 10 games. San Antonion desperately needs more from Green in the continued absence of Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps), but averages of 8.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game this season simply haven't gotten the job done.
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