There is no love lost between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers, especially as far as Draymond Green is concerned.
The Warriors outlasted their Western Conference rivals 123-113, but as this match-up so often is, it was a very intense game. Green was especially active, blasting future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce during the game, and then apparently kicking at star forward Blake Griffin while trying to secure a loose ball on the ground.
Of course, you can judge for yourself if there was intent here, or if it was another infamous Draymond flail. Here’s video, via Associated Press NBA writer Tim Reynolds.
I don't know if this actually hit Blake, but Draymond… pic.twitter.com/tAzxbMYLEu
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 24, 2017
Green has a reputation for kicking, though defenders argue that they are not intentional but stem from awkward reactions and instinct. Based on where he was laying, it definitely looks like he was kicking at Griffin. Considering his NBA Finals suspension from hitting LeBron James in the groin may have helped cost the Warriors a second straight title, Green may want to figure this out.