OAKLAND – Golden State forward Draymond Green said he should not have been the only player to receive a late flagrant foul in Monday's 116-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of his first-round series .  Green said the Spurs forward, Davis Bertans, played a role in the incident, which occurred with 4:52 remaining in the bout, and justified the same penalty.
The two players were battling for a position to pick up a rebound. Bertans was sealed by Green, and his left elbow appeared to be planted near Green's throat. Green reacted by swinging his right elbow into Bertans 'chest, and the follow-up seemed to make contact with Bertans' chin.
Bertans dropped on the hard wood that held his face.
"I think it was a bit of a failure," Green said on the podium after producing nine points, five boards and six assists. "I do not even know if I hit him, but if I did, I'm not saying I did not do it, I do not know, but if it's going to be a flagrant foul, should not it be a flagrant double? Like, they can grab me by the neck I'm not going to sit here and say I did not do anything, however, I have to get someone out of my neck, if you're going to penalize, "I, then, why not penalize both? That's really the only thing. "
Green was animated and angry after the officials reviewed the play and made his decision, Bertans would miss the free throw.
Green has a flagrant point in his record this postseason; five points equals an automatic ejection of a game, he accumulated five points during the 2016 postseason, and earned him a suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Warriors, after climbing 3-1 in the series, lost the last three games, and Cleveland won its first championship.
Green said he does not care about the flagrant point.
"No, I do not care. It is what it is, "Green replied." Life goes on. There are more important things in life than worrying about a flagrant point. Maybe it will be rescinded. I drowned, I obsessed like I was in WWE or something. So it could be canceled. Who knows ? "