Warriors' Draymond Green Ejected vs. Hornets After Receiving Double Technical

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIFebruary 21, 2021

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller battle for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was assessed a double-technical foul and ejected in the final seconds of a wild game against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.

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With 13.3 seconds to play, Green dove for a loose jump ball, colliding with Charlotte's Gordon Hayward as Hayward managed to call timeout. The referees called the foul almost immediately, sending the Hornets to line for two free throws while trailing 100-98.

An apoplectic Green marched back to the locker room as Terry Rozier sank both free throws with 9.3 seconds remaining.

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Charlotte put the ball right back into the hands of Rozier on the following possession, letting the veteran guard create for himself before draining a 20-foot pull-up for the win.

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Steve Kerr criticizes the official's decision to reward Charlotte a timeout instead of a jumpball, but: "Draymond can't do that. He knows that. He made a terrible mistake getting T'd up."

It was a miserable way for the Warriors to lose their second consecutive game and one that will have many curious as to the decision by the referees to eject Green.