Draymond Green gets game ban, Sabonis a doubt for game 3

0 60

Draymond Green has received a match ban following his reaction towards Domantas Sabonis in the Kings game 2 victory.

The NBA has announced that Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will be suspended for a game for stepping on the chest of the Sacramento Kings’ Domantas Sabonis.

“The suspension was based in part on Green’s history of unsportsmanlike acts,” the NBA stated this in a statement.

Green will miss the game on Thursday when the Warriors host the Kings for Game 3 at Chase Center. Sacramento holds a 2-0 lead in the series.

The incident between Green and Sabonis occurred with 7:03 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 114-106 Game 2 win on Monday.

After Sabonis slipped and fell in the paint, he grabbed Green’s right leg. Green initially shook off Sabonis’ grip, and then took a hard step right on Sabonis’ chest.

Sabonis stayed down for a few minutes as officials reviewed the play. He was called for a technical foul for grabbing Green’s leg, and Green was given a flagrant foul 2 that led to an automatic ejection.

“When I fell, I was protecting myself, and then the incident happened,” Sabonis said after the game. “There is no room for that in our game today.”

Sabonis suffered a bruised sternum and is questionable for Game 3, the Kings announced Tuesday night.

“My leg got grabbed — the second time in two nights — and the referee is just watching. I got to land my foot somewhere, and I’m not the most flexible person, so it’s not stretching that far,” Green said when explaining his side of the incident. “I can only step so far with someone pulling my leg away.”


Follow us on all social media platform, @Sportscliffs on Twitter and Instagram and also like our facebook page




Leave a comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Pin It on Pinterest