Green picked up a technical foul with 6:18 left in the third quarter after arguing with officials about picking up his fourth foul.
But Green remained on the court after the referees ruled that the first technical was on Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, not Green. They hadn't paid enough attention in the first quarter to notice that the public address announcer had mistakenly announced Green as the recipient of the first-quarter technical foul. At the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game, and we did that and hopefully we can do it Monday night where we can come back here. "I don't know. That was pretty bad".
Earned or cheapies, technical are the sorts of storylines Green is writing now, after he had masterfully scripted a narrative of better behavior brought on by a desire for redemption. "But still trying to figure out why I got the second one". "It wasn't until that last incident, when there was that stoppage in play, that the officials went to the scorers and said, 'No, that first-half technical was on Steve Kerr, ". (Lead official) Mike Callahan came up to John (Goble) and asked him who was the tech on and he said Kerr. Maybe he will. I don't know. "When stuff gets going like that, I think sometimes it energizes the other team and takes him out of his rhythm".
But it didn't stop him from having some fun with the fans. Either way, Green wasn't thrilled with it, saying he got no explanation for why he received the tech in the first place.
"I don't pay much attention to people in Cleveland, honestly", Green told reporters. "They don't seem to be the sharpest people around".
It's taken the concept of bulletin board material to an entirely different level.
He had 14 rebounds in Game 4, his best performance of the playoffs. According to TMZ Sports, no arrests were made following the incident.
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In the co-main event, Derek Brunson starched Daniel Kelly with a missile-like left hand at just 1:16 of the very first round. After losing the opening round, the 29-year-old Kiwi came from behind to win 29-28 on all three judges scorecards.
"Every game is do or die, and we understand that", he said.
Kyrie Irving talked about "some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation".
"All of it", he said. That was what it was. "We're ready to live in it". At least if I'm going to get 'em, let me earn them. "So I'll just leave that at that".
Indeed, we will be burden with no more team-of-the-epoch narratives, no more comparisons with the favorite teams of the guardians of yesteryear.
"Man, different team, man", Curry said.
The clarification is becoming increasingly relevant in case of a here-we-go-again extension of this series to seven games.
And we will remind you of one other thing.