Golden State Warriors defensive star Draymond Green was ejected with 1:18 left in the second quarter in Game 1 of the second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
Green attempted to defend a point-blank shot from Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke, and in the process, Green hit Clarke in the face and grabbed Clarke’s jersey, pulling him to the ground.
Initially ruled a flagrant foul, it was upgraded to a flagrant foul two and automatic ejection.
“After review, the foul has been updated to a flagrant foul penalty two. Draymond Green has been ejected for the windup to the face, impact to the face, follow through with the jersey and the throw-down to the ground,” referee Kane Fitzgerald announced.