ESPN.com.brNov 15, 2023, 09:44Reading: 2 min.
A Minnesota Timberwolves’ controversial 104-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors, early this Wednesday (15), it was marked by widespread confusion that led to the expulsions of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green It is Jaden McDaniels in the first minutes of the match at Chase Center.
One of the pivots of this fight, Rudy Gobertwho received a “tie” from Draymond Green after arguing with Klay Thompson, stated that the number 23 usually causes problems on the court when the Warriors do not have Stephen Curry.
The star was left out of the match for NBA Cup due to knee pain.
“Every time Steph [Curry] doesn’t play, he [Green] He doesn’t want to be without his friend. So he does everything to get expelled”, said Rudy Gobert to ESPNciting what he called “clown behavior” several times.
“My first thought was, ‘I’m not going to fight. I need to be in this game to help my team.’ I showed the referee that I had my hands up and waited until the situation was over. Nothing more than that. It wasn’t a good enough choke to put me to sleep.”
The score for the match was still zero at the Chase Center when widespread confusion began. Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels had a disagreement on the court and started pushing each other, with the Warriors star having his shirt torn by his rival in the dispute.
The conflict escalated when the Warriors’ forward appeared and hit the Wolves’ Frenchman, taking him to the ground.
After the fight was contained, the referee checked the images from start to finish and chose to expel the following players: Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, from the Warriors, and Jaden McDaniels, from the Wolves.