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Report: NBA rescinds Draymond second technical vs. Knicks

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It doesn't help the Warriors now, but the NBA is doing what it can to right what was a clear wrong in Golden State's 119-104 loss to the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

The Athletic's Shams Charania and Anthony Slater reported Friday that the NBA will rescind the second technical foul Draymond Green was issued Thursday, which saw him get ejected in the second quarter.

After committing a turnover on an entry pass with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter, Green yelled at rookie center James Wiseman to get back on defense. Referee John Butler thought Green was yelling at him and whistled Green for a technical foul. It was Green's second technical of the game, which led to his ejection.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that the officials told him they made a mistake.

"At halftime, Ben Taylor came out and told me that it was a mistake, that John Butler didn't realize Draymond was yelling at his teammate," Kerr told reporters after the game. "He thought he was yelling at him."

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Green's absence was felt on both ends of the floor after his ejection. The Warriors lacked effort and intensity on defense and were disjointed and sloppy on offense.

The Warriors entered the game after back-to-back wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs and felt like they were discovering their identity. The loss to the Knicks took the wind out of Golden State's sails and has the Warriors going back to the drawing board as they work to be consistently great with a new supporting cast around Green and Steph Curry.