Draymond Green earns Flagrant 1 for kicking Steven Adams in groin

Warriors forward Draymond Green was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul during the second quarter of Sunday’s Game 3 for kicking Thunder forward Steven Adams in the groin.
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Warriors forward Draymond Green was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul during the second quarter of Thunder’s 133–105 Game 3 rout for kicking forward Steven Adams in the groin.

As Green went up for a shot and became tangled up with Adams, he kicked him right between the legs. Adams went down to the ground in pain, and had to be lifted from the game momentarily.

Fans in Oklahoma City began to chant “kick him out!” as Green’s foul was reviewed by officials.

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After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he thinks the Flagrant 1 will be rescinded, and likened it to Russell Westbrook kicking out his leg on a three.

Green agreed with Kerr, telling reporters that he “don’t know how anyone could possibly say I did that on purpose.” 

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook disagreed and felt Green’s kick was intentional.

Earlier in the week, Adams said Green has reached “peak annoyingness” with his style of play. Green also appeared to catch Adams with a shot below the waist in Game 2.


Oklahoma City leads the series, 2–1.

– Kenny Ducey