Draymond Green asked for X-ray on right ankle after Game 2 loss to Kings

Warriors Draymond Green asked for X-ray on right ankle after Game 2 loss to Kings

Draymond Green was ejected in Game 2 with 7:03 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ 114-106 loss to the Sacramento Kings after stomping on the chest of Domantas Sabonis, and Green also asked for an X-ray on his right ankle following his exit.

When Stephen Curry grabbed a defensive rebound and turned to advance up the court, Sabonis slipped and fell in the paint. The three-time All-Star then proceeded to grab Green’s right leg. After Green wiggled his leg off Sabonis’ grip, he stepped on Sabonis’ chest.

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Draymond Green requested an X-ray after experiencing soreness in his right ankle, a source told Andscape’s Marc J. Spears. The Golden State forward believes his injury was caused by Sabonis grabbing it.

Sabonis received a technical foul, and Green was issued a fragrant foul 2, leading to an automatic ejection. “When I fell, I was protecting myself, and then the incident happened,” said Sacramento’s center. “There is no room for that in our game today.”

Warriors’ Draymond Green asked for X-ray on right ankle after stomping on Domantas Sabonis’ chest in Monday night’s Game 2 loss against Kings

Furthermore, Sabonis’ X-rays on his sternum came back negative. Green provided his take of the situation to reporters after the loss. “My leg got grabbed — the second time in two nights — and the referee is just watching,” said the four-time NBA champ.

“I got to land my foot somewhere, and I’m not the most flexible person, so it’s not stretching that far. … I can only step so far with someone pulling my leg away.”

Green is facing a potential suspension by the league, per sources. Moreover, the 11-year veteran ended his outing with eight points, four rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 32 minutes of action. He finished 3-of-6 (50%) shooting from the field and drained one 3-pointer as well.

Additionally, the Kings became the first team to take a 2-0 series lead over Golden State in the Stephen Curry era. The Warriors finished Game 2 with 22 turnovers. Can the Dubs bounce back if Draymond Green has to serve a one-game suspension? Sacramento faces Golden State in Game 3 at Chase Center this Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

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