Draymond Green has addressed the stomping he imposed on Domantas Sabonis in the Kings 114-106 win over the Warriors on Monday night.
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“My leg got grabbed,” Green explained. “Second time in two nights. Referees just watch it. I gotta land my foot somewhere and Im not the most flexible person so it’s [my foot] not stretching that far.
“I can only step so far and pulling my leg away so…it is what it is.”
He was dealt a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game.
The explanation [from the refs] was that I stomped too hard,” Green said.
“No, I wasn’t surprised that he stayed down that long.”
Green voiced his frustrations as he said that Kings shooting guard Malik Monk held his leg in Game 1.
“It was Monk last game, right on the baseline under the rim so either you’re going to stop it…they were looking at my leg the last game and just let it go and Zach was clearly watching my leg get held this game and he let it go. So I guess ankle grabbing is okay.”
Following the incident, Green has become the third most ejected NBA player of all time.
As for, Sabonis, he is undergoing X-rays on his ribs/lungs, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The series lead to the Kings marks the first time since 2006 that the Warriors have trailed 2-0.