Draymond Green: I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland

Kristopher Nichols
June 12, 2017

REFEREES Mike Callahan and John Goble took responsibility to the confusion related to Draymond Green's supposed ejection after it was thought that he have incurred his second technical foul during Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

But here's what happened.

Confusion marred the third quarter of Friday's (Saturday Manila time) Game 4 where Green was thought to have been called with a second technical foul for complaining.

"Callahan and Goble said they weren't aware Green was marked down for the first technical, instead of Kerr, until the scorer's table informed them Green should be disqualified".

Kerr said he thought the first technical was called on Green - though said he thought he deserved it - and believed his power forward was going to have to leave the floor when the one was called in the third quarter.

This is eerily familiar territory.

Late in Game 4 past year, Green swiped at LeBron James' groin and was subsequently given a flagrant foul. Not Golden State's unexpected free throw disparity, and not even the 22 free throws Cleveland attempted in the first quarter.

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"So I'm sure it's going to continue". Emotions are what keeps this game alive, it keeps it going. If you're coming to the game and chanting my name, that means they're at home thinking about me.

Kerr, asked to comment on officiating: "Nice try".

"It was just an incredibly physical game", he added. Ton of fouls called early, a lot of holding and grabbing and pushing and shoving.

It didn't matter in the end, at least not this time. He was 1-for-6 on 3-pointers and is shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc in the series, the continuation of a steady slide downward since he made more than half of his 3-pointers in the opening round against Portland. So there was a lot of fight and there was a lot of intensity. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue stood and screamed, asking for an explanation. The mistake did not get corrected.

For both the teams and crowd it was very confusing. I thought (Iman Shumpert) came in and gave us some great minutes with great energy. But I thought we really brought a physicality to the game.

"We can't take any nonsense".

Information from ESPN's Chris Haynes was used in this report.

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