NBA: Draymond Green should’ve been called for foul before clutch steal on Anthony Davis

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Draymond Green talked about how proud he was of his clutch steal in the Warriors’ win over the Pelicans on Tuesday, and it was a huge play

One problem: Green got away with a foul on the stop, according to the NBA.

Last Two Minute Report:

While the steal itself is legal, LHH shows that prior to the steal, Green (GSW) puts two hands on Davis’s (NOP) back and bunches his jersey in a hand.

Golden State was in the penalty, so a correct call would’ve sent Anthony Davis – who’s making 83% of his free throws this season and 79% for his career – to the line for two attempts with New Orleans down two points and 4.5 seconds left.

Instead, the Pelicans had to intentionally foul, and Green hit a couple free throws to ice a 113-109 Warriors win.