Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

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Mass confusion ensued when Green was given another technical with 6:18 to go in the third quarter, for arguing, but was not automatically ejected from the game. It also means Kerr was in a situation where he could've been ejected for a second technical without knowing he'd even been assessed a first.

"We informed the table that it was not his second technical foul". But Green was listed as the recipient of the first-quarter technical on the official scoresheet, leading Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to question the officials during the game.

Later on broadcast, Mike Breen said he spoke with the referees during a game break. Again, this was kind of a weak technical foul call by the refs, but it was called. The lack of control was highlighted by barking between Kevin Durant and LeBron James after Durant suffered a knock to the head from Kevin Love, an exchange after Zaza Pachulia appeared to land a groin shot on Iman Shumpert, and both sides' constant displeasure with foul calls. "But I thought I heard the announcer say, the P.A. announcer say, that it was on Draymond". Green, on the other hand, said he knew that he wasn't called for a technical, because a ref told him that he hadn't been called for one. But in the end it wasn't enough to cool off the scorching-hot Cavs.

But Goble said he had actually hit Warriors coach Steve Kerr with that technical, and failed to properly communicate it to the scorer's table.

Those two dozen three-pointers were six more than they made in any other game this season, including the playoffs.

Officials John Goble and Mike Callahan explained that they weren't listening to the PA announcer well enough, but hopefully for National Basketball Association fans they'll have their ears open for Game 5 on Monday in Oakland.

"But I'm still trying to figure out why did I get the "second" one".

"We did not do a very good job of listening to the PA announcer and we did not hear him announce it".

"Green was already working on that as he left Oracle Arena after that gutting Game 7 loss. I take full responsibly for that". I speak to him, they T me up. OK.

"I don't pay attention to people in Cleveland honestly", he said, according to the Bay Area News Group's Anthony Slater.

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