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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was ejected from the team’s 117-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night after complaining to an official about nearly getting head-butted by the Suns’ Kelly Oubre.
In the final seconds of the third quarter, Oubre missed a free throw, got his own rebound and threw down a dunk over Warriors guard Quinn Cook.
While walking back to the other end of the court, Oubre came face to face with Draymond Green and aggressively nodded in the face of the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, nearly head-butting him in the process.
In between the third and fourth quarters, an animated Green confronted an official near the Suns’ bench, clearly angry there was no technical foul called on Oubre.
DeMarcus Cousins and Jordan Bell attempted to restrain Green, but the Warriors star continued to shout at the official while getting pulled away by his teammates.
The official ended up ejecting Green from the game, with the Suns leading 85-82 at the time.
Without Green, the Warriors outscored the Suns 35-22 in the fourth quarter and won 117-107.
Three Warriors scored 20 or more points during the victory; Klay Thompson scored 25, Kevin Durant scored 21 and Stephen Curry scored 20.
DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points in 27 minutes of action, and Green had 13 before getting ejected prior to the start of the fourth quarter.
The Warriors will return home and host the Miami Heat on Sunday night.
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