Green wants to stop talking about the officiating.
Much was made about the officiating in the NBA after Game 1 of the second-round matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. The Rockets felt as though the Warriors were getting away with too much and even created their very own report. Yesterday, it was reported that Houston's least favorite referee, Scott Foster, would officiate Game 2. After last night's game which went without much criticism of the refs, Draymond Green of the Warriors spoke up about how the discourse around officiating was blown out of proportion.
"I think both teams just realized what the hell was going on the last two days," Green said according to ESPN. "You can't really turn a blind eye to anything in today's day and age, with social media and all these things. So everyone was aware of all the talk about officiating and about foul calls -- come out and play the game. And I think both teams did a great job of that."
Green also went on to call the obsessive talk about officiating "embarrassing" and that the focus should be on the players on the court and how they're beating each other night in and night out.
"They weren't complaining about many calls, we weren't complaining about many calls, because it's kind of embarrassing for the game of basketball, how much has been talked about, about fouls and officiating," Green explained. "What about beating your man? What about stopping your man? No one talked anything about schemes the last two days. It's all been about foul calls. I think both teams were locked in on coming out and playing the game to the best of their ability. You have to give credit to both clubs, both teams did that."
The Warriors currently have a 2-0 lead in the series as Game 3 will be played on Saturday in Houston.