Draymond Green and Bradley Beal were both ejected on Friday night after a scuffle on the baseline late in the second quarter of their contest in Oakland. With his Warriors trailing by 14 at the time, Draymond appeared to cop a slap to the face from Beal as the Warriors forward applied the box out. Green retaliated but to be fair, he simply bear hugged the Washington swingman before the two players wrestled their way over the baseline and to the floor.
Firstly, here’s the slap:
Then, the rest of the melee:
Draymond & Beal from the baseline angle is best look pic.twitter.com/bB9m39dNEr
— That Dude (@cjzer0) October 28, 2017
Draymond Green and Bradley Beal fight to the ground in the 2nd quarter pic.twitter.com/AEucXIeS8I
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 28, 2017
If you look closely here, Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr appears to belt his own teammate (John Wall) in the back of the head!
I really don’t think Draymond was in the wrong here at all. He can certainly be a polarising figure to a lot of NBA fans but I fail to see how his reaction can be ridiculed as he got slapped in the face to start the whole mess. My questions would be; What is he meant to do?
All in all, the league will receive some juicy financial donations from players and Oubre may even be looking at a suspension, regardless of who he punched.
The Golden State Warriors were down big against the Washington Wizards for most of the game before executing the all-too-familiar double digit comeback late to take the contest 120-117 in regulation. Washington (3-2) will no doubt feel that this is one win that got away as they prepare for their next contest against the Sacramento Kings, rounding out a four game road trip. As for the Warriors, they move to 4-2 on the season and have the Pistons next, again at home. Plenty of time to rest, regroup and continue on their winning ways.