Draymond Green Suspended For NBA Finals Crucial Game 5

Golden State Warriors have suffered a huge blow in their bid to be crowned NBA champions on Monday night after Draymond Green was banned for game 5 following altercations with Lebron James. Draymond Green tapped two testicles too many. The NBA announced on Sunday.

Draymond Green and Lebron James had altercations all night
Draymond Green and Lebron James had altercations all night

Green was retroactively assessed a flagrant 1 foul for what the NBA called a “retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin.” The flagrant 1 gave Green four “flagrant foul points,” triggering a one-game suspension. Green was fined $25,000 and slapped with a more-severe flagrant 2 foul—“unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent”—for kicking the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams in the groin during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. He was not suspended for that act of leg-on-groin violence.

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The Warriors hold a commanding 3–1 lead over the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, with Game 5 set for Monday night in Oakland, California. If the Warriors lose Game 5, Green will be eligible to return for Game 6 in Cleveland on Thursday, at which point all of the Cavaliers players would be advised to wear cups.

This is the second suspension for a punch to the groin during this year’s postseason. The Cavaliers’ Dahntay Jones was benched for one game for clocking Raptors Bismack Biyombo beyond the belt in the Eastern Conference Finals.


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