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Report: Warriors fear Draymond Green will be suspended for Game 5

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Too little too late?

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The NBA Finals moves to California tomorrow night, and the Warriors have a 3-1 advantage. The Cavaliers were not able to make either of the series first two games in Oakland competitive into the fourth quarter. On top of this, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry seemed to figure some things out in the Warriors' Game 4 win in Cleveland. No team has ever come back in the NBA Finals down 3-1. The Cavs, it would seem, don't have a lot going for them.

Well, the NBA might provide some help. In the fourth quarter of Game 4, LeBron James stepped over Draymond Green in the middle of a play. Green took exception to it and appeared to hit LeBron in the groin region, and then again in the arm.

The play somehow continued without a call on James or Green, but it became clear the league would take a look at it. It appears that's what they are doing.

Green has had a few transgressions in the playoffs already. If the league gives him a Flagrant 1 foul, he will be suspended for Game 5. If it's a Flagrant 2, he would also miss a potential Game 6. I'd be surprised if he actually gets suspended, given what he generally gets away with. If he was, though, that would be a huge blow to the Warriors. He's been arguably their best player in the series. We will see.