With just a bit more than a minute left in the second quarter, Green fouled Brandon Clarke of Memphis.
No one debated that Green fouled Clarke – but the severity of the foul was in question.
In the end, Green was given a Flagrant 2 foul, which resulted in his immediate ejection from the game.
That call was met with quite the response – most of it very negative.
— James Worthy (@JamesWorthy42) May 1, 2022
NBA legend James Worthy had a few words about the call.
On Twitter, Worthy said, “Man, things have changed. Back in the day, the foul that @Money23Green committed, would have been 2 free throws ONLY.”
Worthy isn’t the only one upset with the foul.
Yet, in the end, the Warriors were able to secure a victory even without Green.
No Green, No Problem
Green’s foul was definitely intense but it’s hard to see how it was a Flagrant 2.
Clarke definitely should have taken a couple of shots but Green probably shouldn’t have been kicked out.
With Green ejected before halftime, many Warriors fans thought their chances were thrown out the window.
That wasn’t the case: the Warriors stayed in the game and filled the defensive void left by Green.
They eventually triumphed with a 117-116 win.
The fact that they were able to do that without Green should make fans of the Grizzlies very nervous.
If Golden State was able to win without Green, imagine what they can do when he’s suited up and plays an entire game.
Not many people agreed on the ejection but everyone agreed on one thing: this series is going to be a lot of fun.