Warriors’ star forward Draymond Green was frustrated and invoked his misfortune of the 2016 NBA finals, during the Game 5 of round one against the Nuggets after no-call on Bones Hyland kneeing Otto Porter Jr’s n*ts on Wednesday night.
It was a home game for the Golden State Warriors and they were hosting the Nuggets for the Game 5, Dubs are currently 3-1 lead in the series and want to wrap things up quickly but on the other side, the Nuggets want to force the series to go to game 7 so that they can cover up two-game deficit. So the contest between both the team was intense and where they were giving their best to achieve the victory for their respective teams.
After two quarters, the game was still tied between the Nuggets and Warriors with 48 points apiece. Even though the Dubs started the game very energetically, they were not able to sustain it till the second quarter. The reason for the low motivation of the Warriors squad can be assumed as the NBA refs not giving the right call to them. The disagreement between Green and Refs started when Nuggets’ rookie Bones Hyland was on his drive to dunk but actually hit the n*ts of Warriors Otto Porter Jr.
Meanwhile, Hyland got away with it, even when the play was reviewed and no flagrant foul was called on him instead, he got the chance to put two free throws. Green showed his disagreement by shouting on the court, “I got suspended from a finals game for that, Review that s–t.”
Why was Draymond Green upset about Nuggets’ Bones Hyland kneeing Otto Porter Jr and getting away with it?
Through those statements, Green was refereeing the incident of the 2016 NBA finals when hit the then Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James below the belt after a lot of brawls in game 4. At that time, the Warriors forward was called for a flagrant foul and was ejected from the game, later, Green was also suspended from the Game 5. Meanwhile, in Draymond’s absence, the Cavs build the momentum in game 5 and later continued it to win the championship.
Green’s concern is very crucial which has exposed the double standards of NBA refs because in this postseason this is not the first time that the players have gotten away after hitting someone between their groins. A few games back, Chris Paul kicked on Jose Alvarado’s n*ts and didn’t face any retribution. NBA needs to renew its policy in such matters.