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Unruly Night on the Court: Green, Thompson, and McDaniels Ejected in Timberwolves-Warriors Clash

Aggressive Altercation Leads to Ejections Just Minutes into the Game

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 01:14 AM EST.

In a surprising turn of events, Tuesday night’s face-off between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves took a heated turn as Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Jaden McDaniels were all ejected a mere two minutes into the game. The incident, marked by a jersey-tugging scuffle and a dramatic chokehold, unfolded before a single point was scored, setting the stage for a contentious matchup.

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after stealing the ball from Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on November 11, 2023 in San Francisco, California.  (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Altercation Unfolds

Thompson and McDaniels found themselves entangled in a physical altercation, exchanging jersey pulls and throws on the court. Attempting to intervene, Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert played the peacemaker role. However, out of nowhere, Green rushed in and escalated the situation, grabbing Gobert from behind and placing him in a chokehold.

Physical Fallout

The aftermath of the scuffle left Thompson’s jersey resembling a deep V-neck, a visual testament to the intensity of the altercation. The physicality displayed in the opening minutes of the game overshadowed the athletic prowess expected from these NBA teams.

Draymond Green and Klay Thompson after fight
Klay Thompson #11 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors complain to the referee after getting into an altercation with the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chase Center on November 14, 2023, in San Francisco, California.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
 Ejections and Repercussions

This marks the second ejection for Green this season, with the player accumulating two technical fouls in a recent game, leading to an automatic removal. Tuesday’s incident adds to Green’s track record, marking his 18th career ejection. For Thompson, it is his second early departure from a game, the first occurring last season.

Green’s Aggressive Reputation

Green, known for his aggressive playstyle, has often found himself in the spotlight for his on-court behavior. This incident adds to a history that includes occasional suspensions and a notable punch thrown at former teammate Jordan Poole in the previous season.

Draymond yelling at ref
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts toward referee Marc Davis (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves in San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Recent History and Absences

The Warriors and Timberwolves had recently clashed just days prior, with the Timberwolves securing a 116-110 victory. Compounding the Warriors’ challenges, star player Stephen Curry was already sidelined due to knee soreness, further impacting the team’s dynamics.

As the NBA season unfolds, the clash between the Warriors and Timberwolves will be remembered not for its athletic prowess but for the early ejections and physical altercation that marred the game. The incident serves as a reminder of the fine line between competitive play and unsportsmanlike conduct, raising questions about the league’s stance on aggressive behavior on the court.

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Disclaimer:- This news article was written by the help of syndicated feed, Some of the content and drafting are made by the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ChatGPT.

About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

Shafeek Ahmad
Shafeek Ahmadhttps://howtobeaspoonie.com
Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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