Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

In Friday's Game 4, Green appeared to be on his way to being ejected after picking up what seemed to be his second technical foul of the game. A technical that was believed to have been called on Green in the first quarter was actually assessed to Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr.

"After calling the loose ball foul on Draymond Green, I noticed the reaction by Coach Kerr and then assessed the technical foul". "I thought I deserved it, but I thought I heard the announcer say, the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond".

Green said he didn't understand the calls.

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. "I know officiating is tough, and but when you go review situations, they usually get it right". It's never one thing.

Green now has four technicals this postseason; a one-game suspension doesn't kick in until a seventh.

"No, I don't really pay no much attention", he said.

"Yeah, they make me feel good". And so, when the second one was announced, a crowd already in a celebratory mood inside Quicken Loans Arena thanks to a scintillating offensive performance from the Cavaliers realized what was happening and erupted in celebration. "Listen, at the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game, and we did that. But you got to give them credit, they played extremely well tonight".

Myers told Green: Let's not do this again.

The wildly combative and fiery game had 51 personal fouls, seven technical fouls, one flagrant foul and a number of dust-ups. Some 51 fouls were called Friday night and 67 free throws attempted.

The Warriors "got us where they want us", James said. "That's a part of basketball".

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Curry, of the best shooters in basketball history, had his worst game of the Finals, scoring a mere 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting. "It's the way we play at our best".

Afterward, the officials told a pool reporter that they take "full responsibility" for the apparent ejection of Green, which came with chants of "Draymond sucks" and "Hit the road". James and Irving combined for 71 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists in Game 4 - two consecutive dominant performances to keep alive the Cavaliers' season. "It's for the players".

"Man, different team, man", said Curry when asked if going home with an identical lead felt reminiscent of past year. "That was obvious from the beginning".

The box was changed after the third quarter to indicate Kerr had received the first technical.

"We know that champions don't die". So there was a lot of fight and there was a lot of intensity.

"I hate to complain", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

"You get down 3-0 and you're fighting and you're trying to get a win, you do whatever it takes", he said. "He comes to me and is saying something disrespectful".

"It was a total team effort".

Indeed, we will be burden with no more team-of-the-epoch narratives, no more comparisons with the favorite teams of the guardians of yesteryear.

Information from ESPN's Chris Haynes was used in this report.

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