Draymond Green Hints At Possible Rigging in Game 4 With Officials: ‘There Was More Going On Out There’

2017 NBA Finals - Game Three

Draymond Green saw something fishy going on during Game 4 and he didn’t like it.

After the Cleveland Cavaliers shot 20+ free throws in the first quarter and scored 49 points—eventually defeating the Warriors by 19-points—the officiating in that game has been under heavy scrutiny.

While the Golden State forward gave credit to the Cavs for their historic 3-point barrage in Game 4, he went on to question if there was more going on to this game than two teams playing against each other.

“When we’re tied up, what can we do?” Green asked The Vertical’s Shams Charania. “When we’ve got guys – like Steph (Curry), Klay (Thompson), me, (Kevin Durant) – picking up two, three fouls in a hurry, it’s tough to bring the physicality. How can we play physical with some of the stuff going on out there tonight?

“Give credit to Kyrie (Irving) and (LeBron James), they played like the stars that they are. Those guys wanted it. There was more going on out there. If we wanted to play more physical, how could we?”

Green suggested the Warriors couldn’t be aggressive because of the whistle-happy refs. Bill Callahan, Marc Davis, and John Goble called 51 personal fouls (27 on Golden State) in the 137-116 loss.

During that same game, Green was involved in one of those most confusing moments in Finals history when he was apparently ejected for receiving his second technical foul, but was un-ejected when it was confirmed that his first technical foul was actually given to head coach Steve Kerr.

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