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Draymond Green suspended for exceeding NBA technical foul limit after ball bounces over Russell Westbrook’s head

Draymond Green was suspended by the NBA on Thursday for exceeding the league’s technical foul limit.

golden state warriors forward will not be able to play Friday’s game against The Atlanta Hawks post their latest technicality, their 16th of the season.

Green picked up a technicality on Wednesday for an incident against the Los Angeles Clippers. With less than a minute left in the first half of the Clippers’ 134–126 win, Green lofted the ball over Russell Westbrook’s head into the back of the Clippers’ bucket.

The officials immediately whistled Green for a technicality.

After the game, Green told reporters that he expected the technical foul to be rescinded.

“I think something will change,” Green said. “If it’s technique, then every word you say on the court is technique. We’ll see.”

The league apparently took issue not with Green’s words, but the fact that he bounced the ball over an opponent’s head. It didn’t rule out technology.

NBA players and coaches are subject to automatic one-game suspensions without pay after 16 technical fouls in a season. They are then at risk of further immediate suspension. After the 16th, every two technical fouls trigger another suspension without pay.

In Golden State’s 70th game of the season, Green picked up his 16th technical catch. They have 12 more games to go as they battle for position in the Western Conference playoffs. Wednesday’s loss left them at 36–34, which is good for sixth place in a tightly packed conference race.



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