Draymond Green suspension leaves Damian Lillard, NBA Twitter shook

Seemingly for the umpteenth time in the last 24 hours, NBA Twitter was buzzing because of what happened in Game 2 of the Warriors and Sacramento Kings first-round playoff series at Golden 1 Center. 

After it appeared Draymond Green was going to avoid a suspension for his incident involving Kings center Domantas Sabonis in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 114-106 loss to Sacramento on Monday night, the NBA announced Tuesday evening that the Warriors forward will be suspended for Game 3 at Chase Center. 

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and center Jusuf Nurkić, along with the rest of NBA Twitter, reacted to the news of Green’s suspension. 

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Many had expected Green to be suspended, but after The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported earlier Tuesday afternoon, citing sources, that Green likely was going to receive just a fine and not a suspension for the altercation, the news of an actual suspension caught many by surprise. 

Down two games to none in the series, the Warriors were dealt a huge blow and now will look to stave off the playoff-hungry Kings and secure a much-needed bounce-back win on Thursday in front of their home crowd without Green. 

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