We later learned that the first half technical was called on Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr. Because the first technical on Steve, which I didn’t understand, Mike Callahan came up to John (Goble) and asked who the technical was on and he said: “Kerr.’ So I knew I didn’t have a technical foul”. Last year, he punched LeBron James in the groin toward the end of a Warriors’ victory, and was assessed a technical for it after the game, which triggered an automatic suspension from Game 5.
Midway through the 3rd quarter, Draymond Green was called for a technical foul after disagreeing with a personal-foul call and expressing his disapproval by waving his arm at an official.
No announcement was ever made correcting the error, not that Green was listening for one.
“I don’t pay attention to people in Cleveland honestly”, he said, according to the Bay Area News Group’s Anthony Slater.
And after the game, he took a swipe at everyone in Believeland.
It was a insane scene that unfolded midway through the third quarter on the night the Cleveland Cavaliers denied the Warriors a chance to complete a flawless run through the National Basketball Association postseason with a 137-116 victory. “They don’t seem to be the sharpest people around”. He said he knew all along the first tech wasn’t on him.
“Everything I say, I know what I’m saying”, Green said Sunday following Warriors’ practice, in preparation for Game 5 Monday. “And looking at the video, I should have done a better job of making sure that the table knew the technical foul was on Coach Kerr“. If you’re coming to the game and chanting my name, that means they’re at home thinking about me. Still, the possibility of two more games in which he could earn three more technical fouls remains in play. “Like I said, I think because of experience”.
“We have to be 20 times better in this building”, said James, who has won at least one road game in 29 straight postseason series.
“Maybe more measured”, Myers said, comparing Green from previous year to now. That gave him an accumulation of flagrant foul points and forced him to sit out Game 5 as the Warriors lost their chance to clinch the series, and they eventually fell in seven games.
Being the vocal guy on the team, Green should be very ecstatic Friday night, as the Warriors look to make history by being the only team to go undefeated in the playoffs.
“Thank God I get to play in Game 5”, Green said.