WATCH: Donovan Mitchell gets into a heated scuffle with Draymond Green during the Warriors-Cavaliers game

Draymond Green's ejection following clash with Donovan Mitchell stirs NBA fanbase.


WATCH: Donovan Mitchell gets into a heated scuffle with Draymond Green during the Warriors-Cavaliers game

Draymond Green and Donovan Mitchell during the game. (Image source: Sports Illustrated)

In a recent NBA game that garnered global attention, Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors engaged in a heated altercation. This confrontation took place during the match at the Chase Center and resulted in Green being ejected from the game.

The Cavs secured a 118-110 victory overshadowed by a scuffle between Mitchell and Green. The tension heightened in the third quarter after Green forcefully pushed Mitchell into the first row under the basket during a physical play. Subsequently, as Green advanced the ball up the floor, Mitchell confronted him by running into him.

The officials, after reviewing the play, gave Mitchell a common foul but handed Green his second technical of the game, resulting in his ejection. Green concluded his evening with 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. This ejection marks the 18th in Green’s NBA career, a statistic that highlights his fiery nature on the court. Steve Kerr, the Warriors coach, expressed his bewilderment at the decision:

He [Draymond Green] got a technical for elbowing Mitchell a couple of plays before maybe. I had never heard of this rule that you can retroactively call a technical on someone… That was bizarre!

The incident has sparked a debate over the officiating standards in the NBA. Green’s history with technical fouls and ejections is quite popular, and this latest episode adds another chapter to his controversial career. The Warriors, who were looking to make a comeback in the game, felt the impact of his absence.

For the Cavaliers, this win was significant as it marked their first victory on the Warriors’ home floor since March 14, 2014. Donovan Mitchell’s performance was crucial, contributing 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.

Fans react to the Draymond Green-Donovan Mitchell scuffle

The altercation and subsequent ejection of Draymond Green have sparked a flurry of reactions from fans and critics alike. Many have taken to social media to express their views, with opinions ranging from amusement at Green’s conduct to anger against the referees for the unfair call.

Draymond Green hyped up the crowd after getting ejected
Draymond Green hyped up the crowd after getting ejected. (Via NBA/Associated Press)

Here are some of the fans’ reactions:

The incident has certainly added another layer to the rivalry between the Warriors and the Cavaliers, a matchup that has produced many memorable moments in recent NBA history. As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see how this event influences the dynamics between the two teams.

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