Draymond Green doesn't regret saying Cleveland fans aren't sharp

After the game, he stoked the kindling.

"I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly", Green said. "Don't seem to be the sharpest people around". The moment changed that series.

"I think it came from Draymond, which is okay", James said. Most in attendance seemed to think Quicken Loans Arena thought Green got it, including everyone working at the scorer's table.

Green had 16 points and 14 rebounds in a losing cause in game 4, when play became more physcial than it had been in the series. In Game 4, a foul called on Green caused both Green and Warriors coach Steve Kerr to argue with the officials.

In the first quarter, the Cavs scored 49 points, the most points scored in a quarter of any NBA Finals game before.

The mix-up started with referee John Goble calling a loose ball foul against Green during the first quarter. "I just gave my thoughts". "So I knew I didn't have a technical foul, but still trying to figure out why did I get the second one". The table informed us that it was his second technical foul and ejected.

I was looking at the box score. Green picked up a technical foul with 6:18 left in the third quarter after arguing with officials about picking up his fourth foul.

Green knows there are those out there who wish he wasn't so confrontational all the time, but in his mind, he's got to be him.

But it didn't stop him from having some fun with the fans.

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But ask Green if he ever wishes he could take something back and the answer is a snap shot into what it means to be Draymond Green. "At that time, we did not do a very good job of listening to the PA announcer and we did not hear him announce it". Take a look at the full transcript of the interview with the officials below.

It was only one part of a confusing and emotionally charged third quarter.

SAN FRANCISCO-It's about time the rather combustible Draymond Green showed up at the National Basketball Association final.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant speaks to the media following practice for Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Warriors headquarters Oakland, Calif.

A year after his antics on this floor led to a suspension for Game 5 that began the Warriors' historic collapse, the fiery forward was again in the middle of the night's strangest scene. Earlier this week, he referred to Cavs fans as "rude" after an altercation between his mother and some Q spectators after Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

In fact, 18 times during the regular season and playoffs, Cleveland didn't even attempt 24 three-pointers.

"Last year is last year, this year is this year", Kerr echoed. This is the Cavaliers' defensive plan coming to fruition: double-team Curry, stay home on Thompson, and let Green shoot. "Our intensity wasn't the same as it was in the first three games, so we'll get back to that tomorrow".

"I love the vibe we had in the locker room after the game, understanding what we need to do differently to play better, to have a better first punch in that first six minutes, to play with more force and aggressiveness and physicality". "I'm sure that's just the world we live in".

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