Tristan Thompson gets ejected and shoves a ball in Draymond’s face.
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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.
Lebron shoves Steph, Steph and Klay talk smack to Bron. I love basketball. pic.twitter.com/rfepuxfZ7c
— Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) June 1, 2018
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.
So Livingston can push JR Smith with his elbow, but when Thompson pushes Livingston with his elbow he gets tossed? It’s gonna get interesting. #NBAFinals #SelectiveOfficiating pic.twitter.com/clIPadKJT1
— Daniel Fitzgerald (@nflpicksfitz) June 1, 2018
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.
Another angle of Tristan Thompson throwing the ball in Draymond Green’s face. pic.twitter.com/8rch3YbWjw
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The Warriors won Game 1 in overtime 124-114.