Referees defend controversial Draymond Green ejection
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (left) argues with referee Marc Davis (8) as Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington looks on during the second half at Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets won 102-100.  Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

The referees from Saturday’s Charlotte Hornets-Golden State Warriors game defended their calls at the end of the game.

Draymond Green was ejected with his Warriors leading 100-98 with under 10 seconds left. He got upset when a timeout was awarded to the Hornets even though Green did not feel Charlotte had possession of a loose ball. Green ended up cursing at his opponent and then the referees. He was called for two technical fouls, resulting in his ejection.

The double technical on Green put Charlotte on the free throw line. Terry Rozier made both free throws to tie the game. Then Rozier made the game-winning shot.

Official Marc Davis answered questions from a pool reporter after the game and defended both the Green ejection and the Hornets timeout call.

The Warriors ended up losing 102-100. They had the game in hand, too, and they were doing it without Steph Curry, who did not play due to illness. Green likes to complain about how he is targeted by the referees. But then he doesn’t help himself by losing composure at the end.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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