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Tristan Thompson shoves ball in Draymond’s face after being ejected from Game 1


Things got a bit wild at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Late in overtime with the game already in hand, LeBron James blocked a Stephen Curry layup. The play led to some jawing between the two, which seemed to escalate when James lightly shoved Curry with his forearm as Klay Thompson approached to seemingly make peace.

As this was going on, Tristan Thompson was ejected from the game for elbowing Shaun Livingston, apparently unhappy with him taking a shot with the game in hand.

This escalated the smack talk, which reached a boiling point when Draymond Green clapped in Thompson’s face, and Thompson responded by shoving the ball in Green’s face, and then seeming to indicate that he wanted to continue things after the game as he left the floor.

Here are two other angles of the incident.

The Warriors won Game 1 in overtime 124-114.

 

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