Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

The bottom line is that Cleveland has gotten these Finals to 3-1, a familiar situation that must give them a little comfort.

On Friday night, the Cavs turned anger over some comments made by Golden State's motor-mouthed forward Draymond Green into energy and their best performance this season.

But it didn't end after the final buzzer.

After the game, Green said of Cleveland fans, "I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly".

Stephen Curry sidestepped the matter Friday, as teammate Draymond Green did Tuesday. They made a bunch of tough shots, but we not sharp defensively.

This is a classic Draymond move, and he seems to really be embracing his role as "bad boy" of the Warrior dynasty.

Green is the Warriors' designated vocal leader, and this was how the Warriors expressed their frustration with Game 4 and how Green wanted to display that Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday would be different, better, and edgier.

And we will remind you of one other thing. After several minutes, the broadcast announced that the first technical foul was in fact on Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who'd leaped off the bench in protest of the foul committed against Shumpert as well. The feisty contest reached a head in the third quarter when it appeared as though Green acquired his second technical foul, which would have booted him from the game. Turns out, his "second" tech was actually his only tech of the game. I never look at something and say 'Man, I shouldn't have said that'.

It's also why, despite all of the inevitable talk about how Golden State collapsed and lost the title a year ago after going home with a 3-1 lead, Green knows there's one key difference between then and now. Remember, Green was suspended for one game for a late-game altercation with LeBron James in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Still he's been veering toward reckless than game-wrecker lately after he returned to Cleveland, the scene of last year's crime. "But still trying to figure out why I got the second one". "When stuff gets going like that, I think sometimes it energizes the other team and takes him out of his rhythm". Especially me, because that taste wouldn't have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor.

This year, the Warriors are going into Game 5 with the same 3-1 lead. True, the Cavaliers still have a long way to go to become the 1951 New York Knicks, let alone the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, but at least we have the germ of a series now, at the relatively affordable costs of a record that can not be, and the momentary deferral of years of dynasty talk.

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