Warriors star Draymond Green ejected during Game 1 vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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Golden State forward Draymond Green was ejected for a flagrant foul shortly before halftime of Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

Green originally was called for a foul on Brandon Clarke with 1:18 left in the second quarter.

Officials reviewed the play where Green had hold of Clarke’s jersey after a missed layup.

Officials took their time reviewing the play as Memphis fans chanted “Throw him out!”

Golden State coach Steve Kerr said after a 117-116 win that he was surprised by the call. The official explanation was that Green hit Clarke in the face and threw him to the ground on a follow-through.