Two days after the Warriors took a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals, the league suspended Draymond Green for Game 5.
If the Cavs got their way, he wouldn't have been able to play in Game 6, either.
Cleveland lobbied for a two-game suspension, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.
Without Draymond in uniform for Game 5, LeBron James registered 41 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks and only 2 turnovers, while shooting 16-for-30 from the field and 4-for-8 from deep.
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In Games 1 through 4, LeBron averaged 24.8 points, 11.0 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 5.8 turnovers on 48 percent shooting overall and just over 31 percent from 3-point territory.
He was once again spectacular in Cleveland's Game 6 victory, racking up 41 points and 11 assists and made 16 of his 27 shots.
In Game 7 at Oracle, LeBron recorded 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He also turned the ball over five times and was 9-for-24 from the field and just 1-for-5 from beyond the arc (the one make was rather large -- it gave the Cavs an 89-87 lead with just under five minutes left).
Draymond's Game 7 stat line: 32 points, 15 rebounds, 9 assists.
He probably would have been named Finals MVP. Instead, LeBron took home that distinction for the third time in his career.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller