If there’s one thing the NBA league office didn’t want, it was for the discussion of Game 4 to be about how poor the officiating was. Except, it’s hard not to have that conversation about the inconsistently called game.
Most famously, there was the strange “Draymond Green is ejected — oh wait, no he’s not” moment.
Then there was Zaza Pachulia and a punch to the nuts.
I’m far from sold any of this rose to the level of a fine, let alone a suspension, and the NBA agrees.
This means Green will play in Game 5 this season.
As he should — Game 4 got feisty but not in a way that should alter future games.
We’ll see if Green playing — and, of course, the addition of Kevin Durant — changes the 3-1 lead trajectory of a year ago.