At the beginning of this playoff series, it didn’t match the extent the Rockets had. Nonetheless, Golden State Warriors coach Stephen Douglas Kerr said the team plans to ask the NBA league office to rescind a double technique issued to Draymond Green and Nene late in the third quarter of the Warriors ‘ 115-119 Game 2 win over Houston on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.
Green has four technicals, leaving him three shy of receiving an unpaid one-game suspension during playoffs.
“It’s a double technique every time there’s an altercation. If you’re playing for a few rounds in the playoffs, those add up,” Kerr said. “If calling a double technique is the way to handle it, I think the league needs to consider that.”
Nene wrapped his left arm around Green’s right shoulder after Rockets guard James Harden tried a free throw with 1.3 seconds left in the third quarter. Green turned around after the two tangled up and exchanged words with Nene.Official Ed Malloy immediately issued dual techniques. Green subsequently maintained that he “didn’t really worry about a technical foul” and offered indifference as to whether it would be rescinded.
“We’re going to see. It’s what it is,” said Green. “We’ll see what’s going to happen. It was a great officiated game tonight. Both teams let us be physical. They made the calls they needed to make.”
It seems likely that the NBA will rescind the double technicals based on the recent precedent. Following Game 3 of the Warriors ‘ first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA rescinded a double technique on Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green.After Green fouled Durant on a hard screen, the two players engaged in what seemed to be a playful banter as the two walked towards the court’s other side. After being issued with double technicals, both players looked perplexed.
“There’s a competitive atmosphere out there,” Kerr said. “It’s a game of playoffs. Guys are going to get tangled up.”