Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Draymond Green Benched For Tonight’s Game Against Atlanta

Draymond Green Benched For Tonight’s Game Against Atlanta

None of the Warriors' stars on the floor had a game totally out of the ordinary, and yet, the NBA's top team still fell to a Clippers squad with a combined zero career All-Star selections.

The Golden State Warriors were without their superstar point guard Steph Curry last night as they took on the Los Angeles Clippers.

It should be noted that Draymond and Durant have had combustibility with each other before, and that it didn't stop the Warriors from winning the previous two titles.

In any event, this is all very interesting to watch.

Golden State officials were working Tuesday to deal with the situation, league sources said.

It was obvious during the first 47 minutes in the game when the Warriors needed an unconscious streak from Thompson to keep them in the game, but it was never more clear than on that final possession of regulation, when Green charged right into a Clippers defense that had little to fear with Thompson and Durant both lagging behind him as the seconds ticked away.

Some witnesses told Wojnarowski and Spears that the closed-door exchange was one of the most intense of this Warriors era.

An angry late-game exchange on the bench between Durant and Green carried into the Staples Center's visiting locker room, with several of Green's teammates challenging him on his decision-making on the final play of regulation, sources said.

In 12 games this season, Green is averaging 7.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game on.462/.240/.667 shooting splits. Durant had been slapping his hands, calling for the ball. Meanwhile, Green was forceful in defending himself, which escalated the volume in the room, sources said.

"Just team spirit", Livingston said.

"Obviously, Dray had the turnover". Guys might have thought they were open or wanted the basketball, didn't get it. Things happen like that in sports. "But it was good to see some fire, some emotion".

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