Draymond Green fouled 2 in match 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies, ending the match early for the Warriors star. After the match, the referees gave their official explanation, and Steve Kerr also commented on the scene.
The scene happened shortly before the end of the first half. Green was initially evaluated as an ordinary foul when Brandon Clark pulled the Grizzlies’ man to the floor by the shirt. However, on repetition, the referees realized that the attacker, when trying to take the ball out of the opponent’s hand, also hit his face. The referees called Stark 2 and the huge guy was fired.
Green could not understand the decision and made a grand offer of his passing. After the match, referee Ken Fitzgerald provided a rationale for the referee team’s decision: “Public contact was deemed unnecessary and excessive, resulting in a flagrant foul and an expulsion,” Fitzgerald said.
The verdict went into more detail: “Well, there are two things,” Fitzgerald said. “The first part was the arm movement and the big face contact, then pulling the shirt down and throwing it on the ground on an airborne player makes it unnecessary and over the top.”
Brandon Clark: ‘That’s what I’m famous for’
The man who got the foul, Brandon Clark, felt the referee’s decision was the right one and showed little surprise in Greene’s act. “It’s not shocking that he did that,” Clark said. “He’s done it before.” “He’s been known to make blatant mistakes in his career. I’ve seen him on TV my whole life feeling like I wasn’t really shocked.”
“It was surprising,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the match. Meanwhile, Curry showed incomprehension: “It’s a tough decision, especially away from home. It starts a streak and a player like Draymond has to go to the locker room. Nobody wants to see that, it’s not good for the game. I don’t think it’s worth it.” that. “
The NBA star’s mother also tweeted: “I still can’t believe the decision. He was trying to do the right thing! If it was on purpose, his face would have hit the ground!” A number of NBA stars on the scene have commented via social media, such as Damian Lillard: “We need more context with these rules.” JaVale McGee wrote: “In the league today: a stark 2…at the time: an ordinary foul.”
In the end, it didn’t matter for the Dubs, who turned the tide in Memphis without their best defender and won 117-116. The second game of the series takes place on Wednesday evening at 3.30 a.m. German time.
Grizzlies vs. Warriors: A Quick Look at the Series
|sweet talk||predicate||the time||heim||Away||calendar|
|1||may 1||9:30 pm||Memphis Grizzlies||Golden State Warriors||116: 117|
|2||4. May||3.30 am||Memphis Grizzlies||Golden State Warriors||–|
|3||May 7||3.30 am||Golden State Warriors||Memphis Grizzlies||–|
|4||May 8||2.30 am||Golden State Warriors||Memphis Grizzlies||–|
|5 *||12. May||to be announced later on||Memphis Grizzlies||Golden State Warriors||–|
|6 *||14. May||to be announced later on||Golden State Warriors||Memphis Grizzlies||–|
|7 *||17. May||to be announced later on||Memphis Grizzlies||Golden State Warriors||–|