Warriors’ Green suspended for Game 5

When the NBA Finals reconvenes Monday, Draymond Green and I will have the same vantage point for taking in the action- in front of the television. That is because the Warriors’ power forward was suspended after being hit with a flagrant-1 for his actions in Game 4. This gave him his 4th flagrant foul point of the post season, which brings an automatic one game suspension. 

Late in game 4, Green and Lebron James got tangled up and Green fell down. James stepped over him and it appears Green swung up in the direction of James nether region. 

NBA Executive VP of basketball ops Kiki VanDeWeghe had this say in a statement:

The cumulative points system is designed to deter flagrant fouls in our game…While Draymond Green’s actions in Game 4 do not merit a suspension as a standalone act, the number of flagrant points he has earned triggers a suspension for Game 5.


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