But Green didn't leave the court, and referees said the technical they called after Green's foul with 1:55 remaining in the first quarter was on Kerr - though the official box score had it listed as Green. The correction was not made until the end of the third quarter.
The Green-Kerr technical foul snafu was just part of the drama in the third quarter. "And I said, 'Well, it's right here on the sheet that it was on Draymond, and our scorers people said the same thing.' But evidently he said no, it was on Steve Kerr, the first one".
Back in the first, Green was whistled striking Iman Shumpert in the face during a jumpball, something he probably should have earned a flagrant foul for anyway. "In the moment, I thought I had verbalized to the table that the technical foul was on coach Kerr". "But I thought I heard the announcer say, the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond". "I knew he wouldn't do anything to get ejected". And when you've got great teammates like I do who allow me to play with my emotions and be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy. I dont pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly. "But with Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday and the Warriors leading 3-1 just as they did a year ago before the Cavs won it all, there won't be a series-changing suspension this time around".
What happened on Friday is best described as shady, just like Dikembe Mutombo prematurely congratulating the 76ers on the first overall pick in the 2016 National Basketball Association draft, or the Knicks winning the '85 lottery.
And in the second quarter, little-used reserve Dahntay Jones from the bench for jawing with Durant. Especially me, because that taste wouldnt have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor. Fall in love with the superstars. Babers-Green was seen being held back by a friend of Green's.
When asked about how much the fans have repeatedly heckled him, Green took it as a form of flattery. "That's our identity", he said. We have to come out with some fire and try it get done. "It's the way we play at our best".