Warriors’ Draymond Green suspended for Game 5
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA final after being assessed a flagrant 1 foul.
The NBA’s decision to punish Green comes in response to an incident in Game 4 involving Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. After the two got tangled up near center court, Green could be seen swinging his arm and hitting James in the groin.
Green met with the NBA to discuss the incident on Saturday, and the team reportedly anticipated the suspension.
He has now accumulated four flagrant foul points this postseason.
The suspension means that Green is banned from the arena during the game, however, the league will not force him to miss the celebration if the Warriors win, reports Ken Berger of CBS Sports.
Green has already come under scrutiny this postseason after kicking Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin. He was issued a flagrant 2 foul for that play, but was not suspended.
The Warriors currently lead the series 3–1, with Game 5 being played in Oakland on Monday.