OAKLAND — Golden State ahead Draymond Green mentioned he mustn’t have been the one participant to obtain a flagrant 1 foul late in Monday’s 116-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of their first-round sequence.
Green mentioned Spurs ahead Davis Bertans performed a job within the incident, which occurred with four:52 left within the contest, and warranted the identical penalty.
The two gamers had been battling for place to gather a rebound. Bertans was sealed off by Green, and his left elbow gave the impression to be planted close to Green’s throat. Green reacted by swinging his proper elbow into Bertans’ chest, and the follow-through appeared to make contact with Bertans’ chin.
Bertans dropped to the hardwood holding his face.
“I believe it was a bit of little bit of a flop,” Green mentioned on the podium after producing 9 factors, 5 boards and 6 assists. “I do not even know if I hit him, but when I did — I am not saying I did not, I do not know — but when it may be a flagrant foul, should not it’s a double flagrant? Like, I can simply get grabbed round my neck? I am not going to sit down up right here and say I did nothing. I’ve obtained to get somebody off my neck, although. If you are going to penalize me, then why not penalize each? That’s actually my solely factor.”
Green was animated and irate after the officers reviewed the play and made their ruling. Bertans would go on to overlook the free throw.
Green has one flagrant level on his report this postseason; 5 factors equal an automated one-game ejection. He accrued 5 factors in the course of the 2016 postseason, and it earned him a suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors, after going up Three-1 within the sequence, misplaced the ultimate three video games, and Cleveland gained its first championship.
Green mentioned he isn’t involved in regards to the flagrant level.
“Nah, I do not care. It is what it’s,” Green responded. “Life goes on. There’s extra essential issues in life than worrying a couple of flagrant level. Maybe it will get rescinded. I obtained choked, put in a chokehold like I used to be within the WWE or one thing. So it’d get rescinded. Who is aware of?”