Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

12 June, 2017, 08:48 | Author: Felix Jensen
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But after huddling, the officials determined that the earlier tech everyone thought had been on Green for arguing a call had actually been assessed on coach Steve Kerr.

Except, maybe not? Despite it going into the scorebook as a technical foul on Green, and being recorded by the NBA's own realtime play-by-play as a technical foul on Green, and being remembered by the announcers and fans and everyone watching the game as a technical foul on Green, when it came time for Green's summary ejection, suddenly the officials had it another way.

But Green didn't leave the court, and referees said the technical they called after Green's foul with 1:55 remaining in the first quarter was on Kerr - though the official box score had it listed as Green. "I take full responsibility for that". At that time, we did not do a very good job of listening to the PA announcer and we did not hear him announce it. 'That was my very next call, ' Green said. This is the kind of dumb, cheap, pointless foul that various Warriors players commit often enough to have become nearly a signature move-their already historic supremacy would be that much more pronounced if Green and Steph Curry in particular could talk themselves out of giving up a handful of boneheaded reaching fouls per game.

"I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly". They are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series - again.

If the Warriors can close out the tough-to-eliminate Cavs on Monday, they would become the first Bay Area team to capture a championship at home since the A's finished the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1974 World Series.

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Late in Game 4 previous year, Green swiped at LeBron James' groin and was subsequently given a flagrant foul. "They show me how important I am to them", he said. Green told reporters after the game. "But they explained that the first one was on me". I speak to him, they T me up. OK.

The Cavaliers' 24 three-pointers in Game 4 set an National Basketball Association record in a Finals game, and it was an especially rare feat for Cleveland.

"But evidently he said no, it was on Steve Kerr, the first one".

Green has stayed just on the right side of the line this postseason, not in danger of an automatic suspension for technicals or flagrant accumulation.

"No, I feel this is the game we've got to get", he said, "or it's over".

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