Warriors' Draymond Green Stays In Game 4 After Technical Foul Fiasco
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 3:05
But here's what happened. When Green was given a technical foul in the third quarter, many assumed he was getting ejected.
"After calling the loose ball foul on Draymond Green, I noticed the reaction by coach Kerr and then assessed the technical foul", Goble said to a pool reporter.
(AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017.
This is eerily familiar territory.
Game 4 of the NBA Finals was loaded with storylines.
"Yeah, they messed that one up bad", Green said with a smirk. "I take full responsibility for that".
Green was hit with a technical foul for complaining that he and he alone should be allowed to blatantly elbow opponents in the face, or so everyone on the planet-save for maybe three people-thought. "My goodness. It's insane to think that he thought it was my second technical foul and I would get a technical foul for that".
Jones said this kind of game - emotional, a little nasty, technical-laden - is how the Cavs need to play to continue their comeback in a Finals that is now 3-1 in the Warriors' favor. The problem then worsened when the officials didn't catch the public address announcer saying it was called on Green. "Mike Callahan came up to John (Goble) and asked him who was the tech on and he said Kerr". LeBron James and Cleveland, looking down and out only days ago in an 0-3 hole, now have some momentum after winning Game 4 and they will try to stave off elimination once more.
Naturally, Green argued when he got the technical in the third quarter, but he was well aware that it was only his first. But I thought I heard the announcer say, the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond.
After officials had clearly communicated with the table about a bevy of personal fouls, suddenly one got lost in translation. If you're coming to the game and chanting my name, that means they're at home thinking about me. "I know officiating is tough, and but when you go review situations, they usually get it right".