Draymond Green clocks Steven Adams in the groin. Again. (Video)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were well on the way to a 2-1 Western Conference finals lead over the Golden State Warriors, but Thunder center Steven Adams is not having the best week of his life.

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Six days after being wrung to the floor by Festus Ezili in Game 1 and four days after being nailed in the groin by a knee from Draymond Green in Game 2, Adams was clocked yet again in that area by Green as the Warriors power forward went up for a shot in the second quarter of Sunday evening’s Game 3. As you can see above, Adams was called for a shooting foul on the play, though Green’s follow-through move earned Draymond a flagrant foul.

Reaction following the game was, as you'd expect, mixed:

And, well, the jokes just tell themselves at this point:

Both players nailed two shots apiece at the line following the incident, though it was the Warriors who seemed to emerge from the play smarting.

Golden State was behind 50-42 after the two players evened up at the line, but Oklahoma City roared to a 22-5 run over the last half of the second quarter in the wake of the collision. The 72-47 disadvantage marked the largest halftime lead the Warriors have allowed all season, some 95 games into a 2015-16 campaign that has seen the Warriors win 82 times.

Green was part of the problem. The league’s Defensive Player of the Year runner-up missed 7 of 8 shots in that first half, while Oklahoma City’s Adams contributed seven points and five rebounds to go along with a block.

Alongside a rather noticeable missed block.

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Kelly Dwyer is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at KDonhoops@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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