The NBA is righting a wrong.
Draymond Green was hit with his fourth technical foul of the playoffs Tuesday night in the Warriors' 115-109 Game 2 win over the Rockets. One day later, the NBA is rescinding the technical fouls on Green and Rockets center Nene, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday morning.
The NBA is rescinding the technical fouls given to Draymond Green and Nene last night. Green is back to 3 technicals for the playoffs.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 1, 2019
Green and Nene got tangled up after a James Harden free throw late in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Warriors-Rockets second-round NBA playoff matchup. In a matter of mere seconds, referee Ed Malloy issued both players with technical fouls.
Nene & Draymond’s double tech. pic.twitter.com/14JLO6Gh3F— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) May 1, 2019
With the tech rescinded, Green now has three technical fouls this postseason. Once a player reaches seven, they're suspended.
"I don't really get off on techs anymore," Green told reporters in Oakland after the game. "It is what it is. We'll see what happens. I think tonight was a great officiated game. They let us be physical, both teams, and they made the calls they needed to make. It was kind of disheartening for the game that I love to see the talk over the last two days was nothing about basketball and everything about foul calls. Like, is that what this game is coming to? That the talk is going to be about foul calls? I love the game of basketball, so it was fun out there tonight. They let us be physical, they let us play the game of basketball, which I enjoy and I ain't really worried about a technical foul. It is what it is."
Green scored 15 points and added 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Warriors took a 2-0 lead on the Rockets in the Western Conference Semifinals. The series continues Saturday in Houston for Game 3.