Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

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So why was Green allowed to keep playing?

Cavaliers fans let Warriors forward Draymond Green have it throughout Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday.

The officials acknowledged after the game they did not handle the situation very well. The table informed us that it was his second technical foul and ejected.

Making matters worse was the fact that the third-quarter technical call on Green was a very, very controversial call. "The table informed us it was his second technical foul, and [that he was] ejected".

Said Goble: "After calling the loose-ball foul on Draymond Green (in the first quarter), I noticed the reaction by Coach Kerr and then assessed a technical foul". I thought I deserved it.

For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials.

"No, I don't really pay no much attention", he said. But I thought I heard the announcer say, the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond. "But still trying to figure out why I got the second one".

Green finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds but the Warriors still lost 137-116 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The problem then worsened when the officials didn't catch the public address announcer saying it was called on Green. Turns out, his "second" tech was actually his only tech of the game.

Draymond Green is a vocal player whose energy sometimes gets the best of him.

Tyronn Lue, Cavaliers coach: "Mike Callahan told me that the first one they called was on Steve Kerr. I know Draymond is aware and that he wouldn't do anything if he had a technical". "My goodness. It's insane to think that he thought it was my second technical foul and I would get a technical foul for that".

So Green did keep playing.