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Warriors forward Draymond Green recorded the eighth triple-double of his postseason career in Monday night’s series-sweeping overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers — his third of the conference finals and fourth of this postseason.
And he owes it all to Cheetos.
Or rather, a lack thereof.
Green, who’s been on a diet since March, lost 23 pounds prior to the Dubs’ postseason run after giving up Cheetos, Snickers, wine and tequila, Rachel Nichols revealed Tuesday on ESPN’s “The Jump.”
Green told The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson back in April his weight loss was spurred by a comment from Warriors general manager Bob Myers.
“If we’re going to win a championship, you’ve got to get in shape,” Myers told Green.
Now tied for third all-time in career postseason triple-doubles, behind only LeBron James (15) and Magic Johnson (12), Green recently put together arguably the best five-game stretch of his career.
The three-time NBA champion has averaged a near triple-double — 14.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 8.4 assists — since all-star Kevin Durant went down with a strained calf in Game 5 of the Houston series.
Since then, the Warriors finished off the Rockets in Game 6 and swept the Trail Blazers en route to the franchise’s fifth straight NBA Finals appearance.
Grant Marek is an SFGATE’s Editorial Director. Email: email@example.com | Twitter: @grant_marek
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