Draymond Green says Davis Bertans flopped during Flagrant 1 foul
Spurs forward Davis Bertans was battling for rebounding position at the offensive glass and became locked with Green, who swung his elbow to shed him off the side of his neck, resulting in the penalty.
Draymond Green with an elbow up high on Bertans pic.twitter.com/hLVaoItuNU
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“I didn’t see the replay, so I don’t really know, I think it was a little bit of a flop,” said Green. “I don’t know if I hit him, but if I did — if it’s gonna be a flagrant foul, shouldn’t that be a double flagrant?. Like, I can just get grabbed around my neck?”
“I’m not gonna sit here and say ‘I did nothing,’ I’m looking to get someone off my neck though. If you’re gonna penalize me, why not penalize both?”
Draymond Green called his flagrant foul a "flop" on Bertrans, said he was getting Bertrans off his neck on a "WWE" chokehold and said "Maybe it'll get rescinded. Who knows?" pic.twitter.com/5QGCnLiN8N
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Green noted no issues as far as point accumulation, having collected one point for a Flagrant 1 call — a count which would extend until the end of the postseason, like it did in 2016 — causing his suspension from Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Asked if he felt it would get rescinded, he wasn’t the most optimistic, yet still holding out some hope.
“Maybe it’ll get rescinded, I got caught on a chokehold, a WWE chokehold,” said Green. “Maybe, we’ll see, who knows?”
Green showed his disapproval for the call during the game and felt vindicated once Bertans missed the first of two technical free throws with his best Rasheed Wallace impersonation.
The pure pettiness of Draymond Green’s reaction to Bertans missing the flagrant free throw is something else pic.twitter.com/ObfgCjIofd
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Green scathed by the regular season, once again falling shy by one technical foul from a one-game suspension. While boasting great energy for these first two home games in the first round, he’ll have to have a grip on his emotions if he hopes this doesn’t escalate into a bigger storyline down the road.