Draymond Green reportedly pushing to attend Game 5 despite suspension
The Golden State Warriors won't have Draymond Green on the court for Game 5, but the versatile forward apparently is working hard to be at Oracle Arena in case the Warriors close out the Cavs.
According to the Yahoo Sports, Green's representatives are in talks with the league in an attempt to attend Game 5. Under NBA rules, Green is not allowed at Oracle while serving his one-game suspension after receiving his fourth flagrant foul point in this year's playoffs.
Green received his most recent flagrant foul after the league ruled Green's shot to LeBron James' groin should be upgraded to a Flagrant 1, triggering an automatic one-game suspension. The play in question occurred with 2:48 remaining in Game 4, when Green and James became tangled above the 3-point arc. Green eventually fell and LeBron tried to step over him, but Green didn't take kindly to the action and extended his arm, hitting James in the groin.
LeBron immediately confronted Green as play continued. The two eventually had to be separated during the next dead ball.
At this point, the closest Green could get to the arena during Game 5 would be sitting in the parking lot. The Warriors are seeking their second consecutive title, leading the Cavs 3-1 heading into Monday's Game 5.