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Kevin Love leaving the bench after Tristan Thompson ejection could cost him a suspension

Love said he was trying to get in the officials' line of vision to argue against Thompson being 2.6 seconds remaining, and says doesn't believe he will face discipline from the NBA.


Kahron Spearman


Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love stated that his reason for being on the court during overtime of Cavs' OT loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals had nothing to do with the scuffle with teammate Tristan Thompson and Warriors forward Draymond Green.

 

Per a tweet from ESPN's Rachel Nichols, Love said trying to get in the officials' line of vision to argue against Thompson being 2.6 seconds remaining, and says doesn't believe he will face discipline from the NBA.

No, I was already on the court trying to get the refs' attention before the scuffle.

Kevin Love
Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers

In the final seconds of the game on Thursday, a brief conflict broke out between Thompson, who was called for a curious flagrant foul on Shaun Livingston, and Green.

 

Green taunted Thompson, who mushed a ball in Green's face, after which both had to be restrained.

 

But the extreme letter of the NBA rules, Love could be suspended, though, given video evidence and common sense, it's unlikely. 

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