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Tristan Thompson ejected from game, smashes basketball into Draymond Green's face

After a call on Tristan Thompson for going under Shaun Livingston's shooting motion, he then got into it with Draymond Green - mushing the ball into his face during an altercation.


Kahron Spearman


An exciting and baffling Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors ended in ugly fashion.

 

With the game almost over, LeBron James goal-tended Steph Curry's layup and then trash talked with both Curry and Klay Thompson.

 

After a call on Tristan Thompson for going under Shaun Livingston's shooting motion, he then got into it with Draymond Green - mushing the ball into his face during an altercation.

Shaun is smart, he knows...Maybe he was trying to increase his points.That was some bullsh*t.

Tristan Thompson
Center, Cleveland Cavaliers

After a replay review, Thompson received a curious Flagrant 2 foul on his play on Livingston's jumper - which didn't appear egregious on tape - and earned an ejection with 2.6 seconds left. 

 

Subsequently, Green would continue taunting the Cavaliers, specifically pointing over at the team's bench. 

 

Not particularly effective in the game, Thompson could also be suspended for Game 2.

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