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Warriors' Green may be in hot water again

The NBA reportedly is reviewing Draymond Green’s conduct in Game 4.

The NBA reportedly is reviewing Draymond Green’s conduct in Game 4.

CLEVELAND — Draymond Green has found himself in another thorny playoff situation.

The Warriors forward tangled verbally and physically with Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, with the Cleveland star saying it all went too far.

"Draymond just said something that I don't agree with," James said. "I'm all cool with the competition. I'm all fine with that, but some of the words that came out of his mouth were a little bit overboard, and being a guy with pride, a guy with three kids and a family, things of that nature, some things just go overboard."

Green, who kicked the Thunder's Steven Adams in the groin area during the Western Conference final and was fined $25,000 a day later for that play, was asked what he and James were saying to one another.

"Stuff that's said on the court," Green said. "You'll never get it from me."

James said he and his teammates reviewed video of a sequence where it appeared that Green hit the four-time NBA MVP in the groin area. James believes the NBA will take a look at the play.

"I didn't see it, no," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. "Did he do it?"

That's up to the NBA to decide now — or at least, decide what the extracurricular activity merits, if anything.

The NBA is reviewing the altercation, but there is no timetable for a ruling, espn.com reported.

If the league decides to retroactively assess a flagrant-1, Green would miss Game 5 on Monday night since it would be his fourth flagrant point of the playoffs. If the league were to find something that was worthy of a flagrant-2 sanction, Green would be suspended for Games 5 and 6.

"I don't know what should happen," James said. "It's not my call."

Asked later if he expected anything significant would happen, James simply said, "No."

The Warriors lead the series 3-1 after their 108-97 win Friday night.

Warriors' Green may be in hot water again 06/11/16 [Last modified: Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:47pm]
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