Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

When the wreckage was sorted through Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers won 137-116.

The 1947 Chicago Stags, who won Game 4 of the first-ever BAA title series but lost in five to the Philadelphia Warriors. But ultimately, the National Basketball Association might have dodged a (nother) major conspiracy theory because the Cavaliers held on.

In the middle of the third quarter when it appeared Green had collected his second technical of the game, which means an automatic ejection, Ray Charles' signature song, "Hit the Road Jack", began playing throughout the arena.

Mike Callahan, Game 4's lead official, to a poll reporter: "When the technical foul was called on Draymond Green, we reported it to the table".

Kerr said he thought the first technical was called on Green — though said he thought he deserved it — and believed his power forward was going to have to leave the floor when the one was called in the third quarter. "The table informed us that it was his second technical foul and (he was) ejected".

"Because I'm a lot smarter than people think".

At the opposite end, the Warriors were only 11-for-29 from three, their best defenders were well into the minus (Kevin Durant, -22, Draymond Green, -19, Klay Thompson, -9), and they let the chaos of a poorly officiated game affect their attention spans.

The scorer's table was even confused.

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"I noticed the reaction by Coach Kerr and then assessed the technical foul", Goble said.

Draymond: "I didn't bash them". When I say something, I've already thought about what I was going to say. "But I thought I heard the announcer say, the P.A. announcer say, that it was on Draymond".

When asked about how much the fans have repeatedly heckled him, Green took it as a form of flattery. Upset. You've got to get off the court.

Green said he knew all along the first one wasn't on him.

"I should have done a better job of making sure that the table knew the technical foul was on Coach Kerr", official John Goble told the Associated Press following the game. "But still trying to figure out why I got the 'second" one". Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue stood and screamed, asking for an explanation.

Draymond: "They boo me and thought I had a tech I didn't have, so that wasn't sharp".

"I don't pay much attention to people in Cleveland, honestly", Green told reporters.

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