NBA rescinds technicals to Warriors' Durant, Clippers' Green

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Apr 20 2019 07:55 AM

The NBA rescinded technical fouls awarded to Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green on Friday after reviewing a call made during Thursday night's game.

Durant and Green were exchanging words during the third quarter when the double-technical was called, stunning both players.

The decision was announced from the league's @NBAOfficial account on Twitter.

"GSW's K. Durant and LAC's J. Green have double technical fouls (8:39, 3rd Q) from game on 4/18/19 rescinded upon league office review," the tweet read.

The change was good for Durant, as he already received two technicals earlier in the series. An accumulation of seven technicals during the postseason carries an automatic one-game suspension.

Durant had lobbied for the technicals to be rescinded after Thursday's 132-105 victory.

"Me and JaMychal Green, we were conversing about the play that happened before, just like you and I," Durant told reporters. "Somebody came out of nowhere and tech'd us both. How would you feel? That was pretty quick. Hopefully they rescind that one, because I don't want somebody to think somebody is in my head, that's why I got that tech.

"I just want to get that out of the way, because I don't want to jeopardize my team in the future."

Durant tied for the league lead with 17 technical fouls during the regular season, and he was ejected once. Green took five technicals during the regular season.

The Warriors lead the Western Conference first-round series 2-1. Game 4 is Sunday in Los Angeles.

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