Video: Draymond Green gets away with obvious travel in crucial basket vs. Lakers
In the final two minutes of the close game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors on Monday, forward Draymond Green got away with a clear traveling violation, leading to his critical basket.
Green made a strong cut to the basket but was met by Montrezl Harrell. After receiving the ball from Stephen Curry, Green lifted his pivot as he made an awkward-looking left-handed shot. The Lakers saw the play right in front of their eyes and quickly complained to the referees. But no whistle was blown.
Draymond Green gets away with a travel and lays it in pic.twitter.com/tfGwmzrdRz
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Green’s crucial bucket gave the Warriors a four-point lead with just 1:39 remaining in the final period, but he definitely got away with a no-call. The Warriors eventually eked out a come-from-behind 115-113 victory to snap a two-game skid. The Lakers, meanwhile, suffered their fourth loss in 15 games.
The 30-year-old Green finished with seven points, eight rebounds, and nine assists in another solid all-around stint.
It wasn’t the best shooting night for Curry but he still came away with 26 points on 8-of-22 shooting from the field, including 3-of-12 from downtown. He also knocked down a tough three-pointer with a little over a minute remaining to give the Warriors a comfortable five-point cushion. Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in a season-high 23 markers.
Draymond Green and the rest of the boys from The Bay will head back home to face the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.