Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Draymond Green benched by Warriors after Kevin Durant spat

Draymond Green benched by Warriors after Kevin Durant spat

One of the inescapable factors already being asked about Green's suspension centered on Durant's looming free agency and how choosing to punish Green could escalate tensions between the star players.

Some witnesses told Wojnarowski and Spears that the closed-door exchange was one of the most intense of this Warriors era.

The Warriors fell 121-116 in overtime against the Clippers, but the fireworks of the game were reserved for the end of regulation.

The Warriors are working through the issues on Tuesday that may have been created or even advanced.

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Durant was shown calling for the ball on the ensuing play, but Green seemingly ignored him, instead dribbling up the court and eventually coughing it up as time expired, despite having Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson wide open on both sides of him.

The exchange occurred after a frenetic sequence in the Monday night National Basketball Association game (NZT Tuesday), when Durant appeared frustrated that Green did not pass him the ball at the end of regulation time. According to Haynes, "the organization is of the belief that Green cut too deep in his disagreement with Durant". Durant showered quickly and exited the locker room immediately.

Following Green and Durant's confrontation, the Warriors rallied together and got burned by Lou Williams' 10 points to fall by five in overtime.

Twitter had some thoughts to the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green exchange and Green's turnover in their loss to LA. Meanwhile, Green was forceful in defending himself, which escalated the volume in the room, sources said. "But it was good to see some fire, some emotion".

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