Green suspension causes tension as Game 5 looms
It was announced today that Draymond Green would be absent from Game 5 as he serves his suspension from the scuffle he and Lebron James got into on Friday. Green was also hit with $129k fine. Adam Silver didn’t only drop the hammer on Green while he went ahead and served Lebron with a technical for his actions with Green in the fourth quarter. Green attempted to set a hard screen, only to be taken to the ground by Lebron. The two almost got into a wrestling match before James would go on to walk over to Green, causing Green to swing at James arm hitting him in the groin.
After the Game 4 loss Lebron would go on to say at the podium that Green said something that was uncalled for and that him being “a man with pride, and having a family” somethings that were said just went too far. It was later revealed that Green called him a b–**. (I’m pretty sure that wasn’t all that was said). After the suspension was made public both teams were available for the media on Sunday. Klay Thompson would go on to take a shot at Lebron saying that “I’m shocked some guys take trash talk so personal, and it’s a man’s league”. When Lebron was asked about what he thought he laughed it off, and decided to “take the high road” and would rather settle it on the hard wood floor than start a war.
Klay and James weren’t the only ones going in. Tyronn Lue was hit with a $25,000 fine for criticizing officials saying Lebron never gets calls, and is constantly being hit and attacked in the lane. Ayesha Curry tweeted out Sunday afternoon “High road. Invisible bridge used to step over said person when open floor is available left to right.” And of course the infamous Charles Barkley threw in his two cents saying Green was “morally obligated to retaliate” after being stepped over by Lebron.
Besides all the shots being thrown and traded by both sides the stage is set, and lights are brighter than ever going into Game 5. Green does a lot for Golden State, so it’s no surprise that he will be missed on the court, and his suspension could turn around to haunt the Warriors tomorrow night. Green is very efficient when it comes to defending Lebron. The Cavs will look to expose and take advantage of this opportunity hoping to host Game 6 on Thursday, while GS will use this as momentum, and get revenge for their teammate as they look to pursue their second championship on their home court tomorrow night. The pressure is high for both teams. Game 5 tips-off Monday night at 9:00 PM ET.