It’ll be up to the NBA police to determine if (Draymond) Green’s kick was malicious enough to warrant a one-game suspension. After having the ball stripped from him during a jump shot against (Steven) Adams, Green’s right foot caught Adams flush during the follow through.
That will be tricky for the league. How can you know for sure about intent? Without that, it would be a reach if the NBA punishes Green and therefore affects a playoff series, even though Cleveland’s Dahntay Jones was just hit with a suspension for a similar crime, and even if this was the second time in as many games where Green connected with Adams’ groin.
Source: Shaun Powell of NBA.com
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