With 6:18 remaining in the third quarter of Friday's game, Green-already playing with one technical foul marked down in the scorebook-was handed a second tech by official Mike Callahan for complaining about a call.
Green now has four technical fouls in these playoffs and is three away from a mandatory one game suspension.
It was a relatively tame reaction for Green, but was still enough for referee Marc Davis to slap him with a technical foul. So I knew I didnt have a technical foul. But I thought I heard the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond. "I knew he wouldn't do anything to get ejected". I dont pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly. And when you've got great teammates like I do who allow me to play with my emotions and be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy.
The visiting Cavaliers won game five with Green watching on TV from a luxury box in the baseball stadium beside the arena, awaiting a celebration that would never come.
"You act like I'm just this troubled guy who's been in a bunch of trouble and can't control myself", Green said. No explanation was given about the play by the officials to the pool reporter after the game.
And in the second quarter, little-used reserve Dahntay Jones from the bench for jawing with Durant. "He comes to me and is saying something disrespectful". Especially me, because that taste wouldnt have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor. That's cool. That's fine. Going back and retroactively removing a foul from Green, keeping him in the game, will live in infamy and fuel even more league conspiracy theories.
"We can't take any nonsense". "We're backed in a corner". We have to come out with some fire and try it get done. We got to have a little chip on our shoulders.