GSW’s K. Durant and LAC’s J. Green have double technical fouls (8:39, 3rd Q) from game on 4/18/19 rescinded upon league office review.— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) April 19, 2019
Durant and the Clippers’ JaMychal Green received double technical fouls early in the third quarter, as they were talking animatedly to each other. Both players seemed shocked when the technicals were called, and in post-game comments each clarified that they were not saying anything negative to each other.
Green had his technical rescinded as well, and it’s definitely the right move by the league to backtrack on that poor call.
It’s also very important for Durant, who picked up a pair of techs in Saturday’s Game 1 after getting into it with Patrick Beverley. If a player earns seven technical fouls in the playoffs, they are suspended for a game. Had Thursday’s T held up, KD would have used up half of his available techs, through only three games.
Safe to say Durant - and Green - are both hoping for less reactionary refereeing for Sunday’s Game 4.