Kevin Love Won't Be Suspended For Game 2

Heather Diaz
June 1, 2018

After dropping Game 1 in heartbreaking fashion, losing Love to suspension for Game 2 would have been a devastating blow.

A few plays later, as Shaun Livingston went up for a meaningless jumper with 2.6 seconds remaining, Tristan Thompson elbowed him, received a Flagrant 2 foul and was ejected. Warriors forward Draymond Green, ever the instigator, baited Thompson by clapping in his space, earning himself a basketball to the face.

Early in the first quarter the Golden State Warriors were on the fast break when Stephen Curry passed the ball ahead to Klay Thompson streaking down the left side of the court.

The news was also reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and ESPN.com.

"I contested a shot that shouldn't have been taken", Thompson said after the game.

A third user wrote, "Tristan Thompson was ejected because the ref was mad he cheated on Khloe, and Draymond told Thompson he made sure Khloe was taken care of".

Tempers flared down the stretch of Game 1. When the two forwards approached each other, Thompson had some words before ramming the ball into Green's face.

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He returned for the start of the second quarter to huge roars from the yellow-clad sellout crowd and scored 24 points. LeBron has already said that he wants to play with Paul (and Carmelo Anthony) before his career is over.

Information from ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Chris Haynes was used in this report. If a suspension is forthcoming for him, it will be announced later today.

"I contested a shot that shouldn't have been taken". "I mean, it's like the unspoken rule in the NBA: If you're up 10 or 11 with about 20 seconds left, you don't take that shot. I don't know why I got thrown out". Green began taunting Thompson by waving goodbye.

"I didn't hear him", Thompson said, "but I heard him and the rest is history".

Love just wanted to get the attention of referee Tony Brothers, who was at the scorer's table, trying to clear up the sort of confusion we often see in games refereed by Tony Brothers.

Cavs forward Kevin Love was on the court during the dustup when he should've been on the bench.

By rule, no bench players should step inside the court unless signaled by an official to come into the game. However, Love said Thursday that he was not anxious about receiving disciplinary action from the league for the sequence.

Game 2 tips off at Oracle Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. "We don't want to take the turnover". No disrespect. We just play the game.

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