OAKLAND, Calif. – The Cleveland Cavaliers could be without two of their starters for Sunday's second game of the NBA finals on Sunday.
Tristan Thompson could take a break after throwing the ball in Draymond Green's face closing seconds from Game 1 on Thursday after being ejected
The closing moments of regulation in Game 1
JR Smith claims that he knew the score was tied to Game 1 in the dwindling seconds of regulation, assuming the Cavaliers would take a break.
LeBron James and Tyronn Lue were frustrated by the referee's controversial decision to reverse an attack call in the final minute of the game's injury to the Cavaliers' # 1 against the Golden State Warriors.
 Kevin Love, who was out of the game at the time, could face a one-game suspension for stepping onto the pitch during an ongoing altercation. The Golden State Warriors had risen by eight points, five seconds remained, but there were still 2.5 seconds left on the Shot Clock.
Warriors guard Shaun Livingston considered himself a midrange jumper and Thompson denied the shot, but he also threw himself on the elbow and made contact with the right side of Livingston's chest. Official Tony Brothers immediately called a Flagrant 2, which guarantees automatic ejection.
"I've fought a shot that should not have been taken," Thompson said, after the Warriors had taken game 1 in extra time and won 124-114 on Thursday. "I mean, it's like the unspoken rule in the NBA: if you're 10 or 11 and you're about 20 seconds off, you will not take the shot, I'll do the contest, and next I know I got kicked out for a contest I do not know why I got kicked out. "
Before Thompson left the yard, Love was seen running down the square while Brothers went to the marker table to convey his verdict. Green began to taunt Thompson by waving goodbye. As the two strikers approached, Thompson had a few words before he hit the ball in the face.
"I did not hear him," said Thompson, "but I heard him and the rest is history."
The love was quickly taken from a co-trainer from the place. As a rule, a player who is not in the game at the time of a battle is not allowed on the field. However, Love said he was not worried about receiving disciplinary action from the League for the sequence.
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"No," Love said to ESPN. "I was already on the court, trying to get the refs' attention before the scuffle."
Livingston and Klay Thompson immediately grabbed Green from retribution and possibly saved the striker from a suspension.
"I do not care about this incident," said Green ESPN. "It does not matter, life goes on."
Warriors players say that the experienced big man Kendrick Perkins, who was not active, was the most fired Cavalier. According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, Green mimicked a cheerleader who waved Pom-Poms to mock Perkins, who shouted at the Warriors side.
Livingston defended his decision to shoot at this point in the game.
I say that we do not take the sales. I do not take the sales, "he told ESPN Kevin [Durant] threw the ball to me and he threw it to me as if we were still playing JR [Smith] was still guarding him, you know, no disrespect just the game, that's it. "It's the final. It's all love … It was like a YMCA pickup game in the last 30 seconds. "
Green and Stephen Curry had their backs.
" There was a differential of the shot clock and music box ", Green said to ESPN. "You want to make a turnover? Some teams do. We are not these teams. Most of the time we are in this situation, we shoot the ball. We do not try to pay attention to it. We shot the ball. It's okay. "
" If there's time on the clock and the shot clock differential, whatever, just play it to the end, "said Stephen Curry," I do not think we would interfere in our feelings, though someone comes down and makes a ball and gets a shot. I mean, of course, if they scoff a little or do crazy things, that's a bit different. But if you only play basketball and beat a ball instead of making a turnover, I do not see a problem with it at all. Guys are out there to finish a game and think the right way to play, that's part of the right game.
This clash was not the first in the final minute. LeBron James and Curry originally initiated the riot on the track, leaving with 34 seconds in extra time and the Warriors holding an 11-point lead Curry block James's layup attempt.
Cavaliers' strikers mocked Curry, and the guard responded as they had to be separated Thompson, who then exchanged words with James.
"He looked at me and started to Talk, "Curry told ESPN.
" The game was over. That's where it started. "
Game 2 might miss a few faces, but that's something the Green is not so worried about.
" We just want to play, "Green said." I'm not going to to deal with any [suspension] things. We will only play ball. "