The NBA suspended Draymond Green for Game 3 in what was widely considered a surprise decision and one in which Joe Dumars defended in multiple interviews with ESPN. Dumars implied that the league took the totality of Green’s career and his behavior following the stomping on Domantas Sabonis after his leg was grabbed by Sabonis.
“The Warriors were shocked and caught off guard last night,” said Zach Lowe on his podcast about the reaction of the franchise when they learned of the NBA’s decision. “There is some anger within the organization toward the league. There’s a sense in the organization that Sabonis is shoving people on offensive rebounds and playing with his elbows out and using the ball as a weapon on offense. ‘So of course someone eventually retaliated.’ You can give that any validity you want.”
The Kings enter Game 3 up 2-0 against the Warriors.