Warriors

Warriors

The Warriors on Monday have a chance to repeat as NBA champions with a win over the Cavaliers.

But they'll have to do so without the assistance of forward Draymond Green, who was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

Green was assessed a Flagrant 1 for contact with Cavaliers star LeBron James when the two were tangled up in the fourth quarter of Game 4 in Cleveland.

The Warriors, including Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr reacted to the suspension of Green, as did James.

Thompson said: "This is a man's league...Obviously people have feelings. And people's feelings get hurt, even if they're called a bad word. I guess (LeBron's) feelings just got hurt."

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James was asked to react to Thompson's comments, and laughed upon learning what the Warriors shooting guard had said.

"My goodness. I'm not going to comment on what Klay said," James said. "It's so hard to take the high road.

"Been doing it for 13 years, and it's so hard to continue to do it, but I'm going to do it again."

This prompted a reaction from Curry's wife, Ayesha, who wrote on Twitter: 'High Road. invisible bridge used to step over said person when open floor is available left to right.'