The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets took part in an epic double-overtime battle on Thursday night, but it was Draymond Green's foot that once again stole the show.
Late in the second overtime period, Green gathered an offensive rebound and went up for a putback. On the way down, he flailed his right leg — somethinghe's been knownto dotime and time again — and appeared to strike Rockets point guard James Harden in the face.
Green famously struck Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams in the groin with a kick during last year's NBA playoffs, resulting in a flagrant 2 foul and a $25,000 fine. That play loomed large when Green was later suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after accruing too many flagrant fouls in the postseason.
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Here's another look at the play from Thursday night:
Naturally, Twitter had jokes about Green's latest kick, and they were mostly professional wrestling-based:
Green was assessed a flagrant 1 foul on the play. He finished the game with 20 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, but the Warriors lost to the Rockets 132-127.