The NBA has rescinded a technical foul called against Draymond Green during Tuesday’s Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets.
Green and Nene briefly exchanged words during the game, at which point a double technical foul was assessed. Both players were upset with the ruling, which appeared to be preemptive. The refs were hoping to avoid a chippy game, and got a little eager with the whistles.
On Wednesday morning, the league announced that the technical fouls had been rescinded, which was a predictable move.
The NBA is rescinding the technical fouls given to Draymond Green and Nene last night. Green is back to 3 technicals for the playoffs.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 1, 2019
This is big for Green and the Warriors, as it returns his tech count to three. Players are only allowed seven technical fouls during the playoffs - the seventh one comes with a one-game suspension.
Had the technical foul remained, Green would only be able to get two more T’s before worrying about a suspension. Now, however, he has three more techs that he can get without punishment.