Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

When the wreckage was sorted through Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers won 137-116. But ultimately, the National Basketball Association might have dodged a (nother) major conspiracy theory because the Cavaliers held on. However, after getting called up, the referees seriously just re-imagined reality by changing the original technical to Steve Kerr instead of Draymond, so that Green could stay in the game.

Midway through the 3rd quarter, Draymond Green was called for a technical foul after disagreeing with a personal-foul call and expressing his disapproval by waving his arm at an official.

Said Callahan: "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number". Green told reporters after the game.

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. "It's insane to think that he thought that was my second technical foul and I would get a technical foul for that, but whatever".

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"Yeah, I knew. Because the first technical was on Steve, which I didn't understand", he said.

Kerr: "I thought they called it on Draymond". In the moment, I thought I had verbalized to the table that the technical foul as on Coach Kerr. 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.

"Thank God I get to play in Game 5", Green said.

Would you put Green No. 1 among this bunch?

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Green: "Yeah, I knew. But still trying to figure out why I got the second one".

Tyronn Lue, Cavaliers coach: "Mike Callahan told me that the first one they called was on Steve Kerr. So that was the explanation". "I know Draymond is aware and that he wouldn't do anything if he had a technical".

When asked by reporters about his third quarter ejection in Game 4 of the NBA Finals that actually wasn't because of a mishap between the referees and the scorer's table, Green took aim.

For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials.

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