Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 3 after an altercation with Sacramento Kings player Damontas Sabonis in the 4th quarter of Game 2 of the series. Sacramento won Game 2, 114-106 to go up 2-0 in the series with the defending champion.
The series resumes Thursday at Golden State
In announcing the suspension the NBA said, “The suspension was based in part on Green’s history of unsportsmanlike acts.”
NEW YORK — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended one game without pay for stepping on the chest of Sacramento Kings center Domantas Sabonis, it was announced Wednesday by Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations. The suspension was based in part on Green’s history of unsportsmanlike acts.
Green’s actions were in response to Sabonis grabbing and holding Green’s right ankle after falling to the floor. Green received a Flagrant Foul 2 and was ejected, and Sabonis was assessed a technical foul.
The incident occurred with 7:03 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 114-106 loss to the Kings in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on April 17 at Golden 1 Center.
Green will serve his suspension April 20 when the Warriors host the Kings for Game 3 of the series at Chase Center.