If you had no idea what was going on when Draymond Green was and then wasn’t ejected from Game 4 of the NBA Finals, you weren’t the only one.
Pretty much everyone at Quicken Loans Arena believed the Golden State Warriors forward received his second technical foul in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 137-116 win, but officials explained the first tech of the game was assessed to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and not Green. But Green was listed as the recipient of the first-quarter technical on the official scoresheet, leading Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to question the officials during the game.
The Cavs weren’t the only ones confused by the non-ejection, though. Even Kerr himself thought the first tech was on Green, but the Warriors coach did say he believed he should’ve been the recipient.
Officials John Goble and Mike Callahan explained they weren’t listening to the PA announcer well enough, but hopefully, for NBA fans, they’ll have their ears open for Game 5 on Monday at Oracle Arena.
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