Jaylen Brown on Draymond Green: ‘He tried to pull my pants down’

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Mark Murphy: Brown on his Draymond encounter: “I don’t know what I was supposed to do there. Somebody got their legs on the top of your head and then he tried to pull my pants down. I don’t know what that was about. That’s what Draymond Green does. He’ll do whatever it takes.”
Source: Twitter @Murf56

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Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Analysis: Draymond Green set the tone for Warriors in Game 2 (from @AP) apnews.com/article/27a0e6…5:50 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Draymond Green tried to pull Jaylen Brown’s pants down 😬 pic.twitter.com/3z8QeogDlv4:34 AM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Watching Draymond on repeat pic.twitter.com/AobVhbGZSX3:09 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
The Warriors needed an ‘attitude adjustment’ in Game 2. Draymond Green set the tone immediately espn.com/nba/story/_/id…2:39 AM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
For @The Vertical: The Celtics let Draymond Green — and the officials — dictate the rules of engagement in Game 2.
sports.yahoo.com/nba-finals-bos…2:18 AM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Al Horford had some interesting thoughts on Draymond Green after his Game 2 antics: “He’s going to do what he does, we’re not worried about him.” masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…12:17 AM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Brown on his Draymond encounter: “I don’t know what I was supposed to do there. Somebody got their legs on the top of your head and then he tried to pull my pants down. I don’t know what that was about. That’s what Draymond Green does. He’ll do whatever it takes.” – 12:00 AM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Celtics’ Jaylen Brown on his Game 2 dust-up w/ Warriors’ Draymond Green: “He’s going to try to muck the game up. … I feel like that was an illegal play. … Somebody got their legs on the top of your head and then he tried to pull my pants down.” pic.twitter.com/61OaH0wlar11:57 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Asked when he knew that there would be an extra amped up Draymond for tonight, Steph Curry replied, “About five minutes after Game 1.” – 11:45 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry on when he knew Draymond Green would dominate in Game 2: “Five minutes after Game 1.” pic.twitter.com/p4Z9rnNRfv11:45 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steph, when did you know we were going to get the super amped, passionate version of Draymond Green tonight?
“About five minutes after Game 1,” Curry said. – 11:45 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Jaylen Brown not mincing words after Game 2, trashing Draymond Green and challenging the officials on his “phantom” second foul. – 11:43 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown: “No satisfaction. No satisfaction in winning one. We move on to the next one.” – 11:41 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown on the Celtics being better on the road in the playoff than at home: “Nothing in the past matters. Nothing that happened here, the last series, none of it. It’s about what’s to come. We just need to play our best basketball.” – 11:40 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown on the Celtics’ road success over home leading up to this point: “Nothing in the past mattered up until this moment, to be honest. Everything that happened in the series before this, who cares? ” – 11:40 PM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
“It all starts with Steph. When KD was here, our offensive still started with Steph and that’s the way it’s going to be.”
Draymond Green on Steph setting the tone on offensive during a series that the Warriors don’t have as much offensive firepower as past finals teams. pic.twitter.com/MeG8OTK8tJ11:40 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown said he didn’t feel like he touched Gary Payton II when he was called for his second foul: “It definitely changed the game with that phantom call.” – 11:38 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown on the mix up with Draymond Green: “I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do there. He’s got his feet on my head and then he tried to pull my pants down. But that’s what he does. He tries to muck the game up. He raised his physicality. We’ve got to raise ours.” – 11:37 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown said Draymond Green tried to pull his pants down at one point: “I don’t know what that was about.”
Jaylen said he wasn’t surprised Green raised the level of physicality: “We’ve gotta raise ours.” – 11:37 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen on the Draymond tie up: “He tried to pull my pants down. I don’t know what that’s about. But that’s what Draymond does. He’ll do anything it takes to win.” – 11:37 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown said Draymond Green tried to pull his pants down after their dustup. – 11:37 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Draymond said “I have to send a message” to his teammates about him holding himself accountable for Game 1. He said he had to deliver the energy, the effort and mental tonight from the start. – 11:34 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Draymond Green: “You have to be about what you talk about, and I take pride in that.” – 11:34 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Green: “(Tonight) was definitely an attitude adjustment … we knew we had to keep our foot on the gas pedal and not let up.”
“We always talk about playing 48 minutes. If we do that, we feel that they’ll break at some point.” – 11:34 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Draymond says this was more “an attitude adjustment” for the Warriors more than anything else. He talked about them dominating Celtics for 41 mins in Game 1. Tonight they blew C’s out after halftime. Draymond said they know who the Celtics are and needed to adjust the attitude – 11:33 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Draymond Green on the Warriors’ defensive intensity pic.twitter.com/UjCmck845M11:32 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Warriors’ Draymond Green after Finals Game 2 win over Celtics: “It all starts with Steph. When KD was here, our offense still started with Steph.” – 11:27 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Draymond Green on Steph Curry’s defense pic.twitter.com/LUNel18kw311:26 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Draymond Green, in part, to @michaeleaves on getting tangled up with Jaylen Brown: “It’s the NBA finals. Like I said, I wear my badge of honor. It’s not that I’m saying they necessarily treat me different. I’ve earned differential treatment. I enjoy that. I embrace that…” – 11:25 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum on Draymond Green’s physicality and intensity: “We know what Draymond brings to the game. I love that about him. I’ve played with him … and we were trying to match that.” – 11:23 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond really lives for this – 11:14 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Al Horford barely wants to acknowledge Draymond Green’s impact. Said he doesn’t think #Warriors significantly raised their physicality. #Celtics11:09 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Jaylen Brown: 13 points in the first quarter, 4 points the rest of the game – 11:08 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford on Draymond Green’s physicality and causing issues throughout the game: “He’s going to do what he does. We’re not worried about him.” – 11:05 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Gary Payton II said his Warriors couldn’t go to Boston down 2-0 and Draymond Green fueled his team to ensure hat didn’t happen. #NBAFinals11:02 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Gary Payton II on Draymond Green’s attitude and energy tonight: “He lit the fire under us.” – 11:01 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr says he thought every Warrior was more engaged and ramped up the force. “It had to be… Draymond played a huge role in that.” – 10:52 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said he was “not surprised at all due to the circumstances” that the referees did not give Draymond Green or Jaylen Brown technical fouls for their dust-up. The circumstance, of course, was that Green already had one technical foul before that. – 10:49 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka on Draymond/Jaylen dustup: “I was not surprised there was not a technical foul called due to the circumstances.” – 10:49 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Highest career Finals +/- since the play-by-play era:
+177 — Manu Ginobili
+157 — Tim Duncan
+126 — Draymond Green
+118 — Steph Curry pic.twitter.com/bnYA1Cerf410:44 PM

Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
No doubt, Draymond Green brought the fury, the smarts and the trash talk in Game 2 and got into the Celtics’ head. Should be a fantastic watch in Boston the next two. – 10:42 PM

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Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics cut the final margin to 19 (107-88)…but it’s still their worst loss in four months (Feb. 27 @ Indiana).
Boston shoots 15-37 (41%) from 3 in Game 2…but an unfathomable 15-43 (35%) from 2.
Jaylen Brown – 1-11 after his 2nd foul.
Jayson Tatum – career-worst -36 – 10:41 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors gave up 20, 14 and 24 points in the second, third, fourth quarters tonight. Only 88 total. The Celtics shot 36% from the field and turned it over 18 times. Draymond Green the emotional engine, Kevon Looney sturdy on the back end, Wiggins/GP2 active. – 10:40 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Draymond tonight:
9 PTS
5 REB
7 AST
2-3 FG
He took 9 less shots tonight than he did in Game 1. pic.twitter.com/kaMO5YfxGQ10:38 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Just three made 3-pointers from the “others” in the Celtics rotation tonight – and zero from the three starters around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. – 10:38 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Al Horford, Derrick White and Marcus Smart combined to shoot 15-23 from 3 in Game 1.
They are currently a combined 2-7.
Just as he sounded off after Game 1, expect Draymond to do the same about this exact storyline after Game 2. – 10:32 PM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Draymond Green controlled this game. Stats won’t tell that whole story. But he emotionally controlled the entire Game 2 of the NBA Finals. – 10:25 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Felt like Jaylen Brown shot more like 10-of-17 rather than 5-of-17. – 10:17 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Just six points for the three starters around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown tonight. And the two stars are a combined 13 for 36 from the field, though Tatum is 6 for 9 from deep. – 10:13 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jaylen Brown: 1/11 FGs in 2nd and 3rd quarters – 10:07 PM

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Jaylen Brown is shooting 66.7 FG% & 64.5 3P% in the 4Q in these playoffs. He leads all players in the playoffs in total 4Q PTS (130). So, maybe there’s hope for the C’s? – 10:07 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
awesome awareness here from Draymond:
1) sees GPII slip
2) realizes GPII wont be able to contest open three in corner
3) has only a split-second window to react, sprints over to help in time
4) forces turnover pic.twitter.com/ObduAfKQ1G10:06 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
How does Draymond have just two fouls?! Lmao. He is mauling people out there. – 10:01 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Some brilliant screening by Warriors for Steph here. First is Draymond cutting off Steph’s screen to shove Horford out of the play and let Steph step into his shot uncontested, then they come down and put screeners in two directions to keep Celtics sitting under both. – 10:00 PM

Eric Paschall @epaschall
Dray energy diff!!!!! Lol – 9:59 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Draymond Green is shooting 21.4% on threes this playoffs.
He has missed 17 of his last 20. pic.twitter.com/tH9rHm11AF9:58 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Draymond and Grant Williams spent the whole free throws barking at each other. – 9:57 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
When Draymond and Smart collide into each other pic.twitter.com/PIdRhwoIqb9:56 PM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Not sure why Dray just brought his man down and crowded Wiggins’ space who had a mismatch. – 9:54 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Since the 2nd foul on Jaylen Brown…
Boston is 11-39 from the floor…34 points in 22 minutes. – 9:52 PM

Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Through almost 2 games, feels like Golden State wants Boston to run as much as possible through Jaylen Brown as a scorer – 9:51 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Warriors have opened the second half on a 16-6 run to seize a 12-point lead midway through the third quarter. With Draymond Green leading the way, Golden State has set an aggressive tone defensively. Giving Celtics a taste of their own medicine. – 9:50 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jaylen Brown is now 1-for-11 since the start of the second quarter.
And Golden State has now outscored Boston 16-6 to start the third. – 9:49 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Celtics are 9-for-32 inside the 3-point line. Tough game scoring for players not named Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. – 9:49 PM

Nick Wright @getnickwright
All playoffs long Draymond has been paying this 1 free throw tax to get a technical early and then just have carte blanche to act however he wants the rest of the game. I’ve been talking about it for weeks, but until the refs change how they officiate him, it’s very smart by him. – 9:48 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jaylen Brown collects his fourth foul, but Warriors fans upset that it was called before Steph threw up a nifty one-hander – 9:46 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Klay went from defending Al Horford’s postup to blowing by Jaylen Brown – 9:43 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Steve Kerr really talked about another team breaking the code while Draymond is out here every game like it’s Wrestlemania. – 9:41 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Not sure what Robert Williams was doing there. He basically just set Jaylen Brown up for a sideline double team. – 9:37 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
If you think Draymond Green kicked Jaylen Brown in the head, Steven Adams’ testicles would like a word. – 9:32 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
1. I think they got it right in not tossing Draymond.
2. By letter of the law, they would have been absolutely justified in tossing Draymond.
That’s a huge decision and one that ultimately could swing a series. – 9:23 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Glad Draymond didn’t get tossed but that’s why he shouldn’t get pointless techs like he did after HE GOT THE CALL bowling over Grant Williams. – 9:21 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
at half:
Draymond 2-2
Looney 3-3
GP2: 2-2
Beli: 2-2 – 9:21 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
At the half: Warriors 52, Celtics 50
-Steph 15-4-4, Wiggins 10
-Draymond 7-3-4
-Klay/JP: 5 points, 2-of-13 shooting
-Tatum: 21 and looking for more
-GSW helped by 18pts off BOS turnovers, hurt by BOS 10/19 shooting from deep – 9:20 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Still a tight one here in Game 2, with the GSW leading the Celtics 52-50 at the half. Key takeaways…
* Tatum (21 pts, 5 rebounds, 3 assists).
*C’s turnovers (11 for 18 points) too high.
*Draymond Green: 7 pts, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 should-uh-been techs (one called). – 9:20 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Apparently the key to Draymond Green’s success is to pick up a tech early in the game because the officials are gonna let him do damn near whatever he wants to avoid giving him a second tech. Either the rules are a thing or they’re not. – 9:19 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
If Draymond keeps this up, he’s going to force Zach Zarba to throw Jordan Porter out of this game. – 9:18 PM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
Draymond when he gets the first tech. pic.twitter.com/keYLfLQVCG9:18 PM

Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Nice first half. I have Warriors today to even up at 1-1. Could have called a tech on that Draymond/Brown tangle but that would have been an overreact. Glad officials used good sense there – 9:18 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Jayson Tatum (21) and Jaylen Brown (15) with 36 of the Celtics’ 50 points in the first half.
Steph Curry w/15 points, Andrew Wiggins w/10 for Warriors. Klay Thompson 1-for-8, 0-for-4 on 3s. Jordan Poole 1-for-5. – 9:17 PM

Justin Verrier @JustinVerrier
Draymond’s figured out the loop hole: If you get one tech, you can get away with pretty much anything. – 9:16 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
I’m fine with not ejecting Draymond
I’m NOT fine with the other soft techs that you see from October to May – 9:15 PM

Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney
Steve Javie saying Draymond should not get a T bc he already has one is absurd. Call the game. – 9:15 PM

Vince Cellini @Vince_Cellini
Green puts his feet on Brown and twice puts hands on him. It’s Dirty Dray tonight and it’s gonna escalate. #NBAFinals9:15 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Regardless of your opinion of Draymond Green, this is a good time to remember that double technicals are incredibly weak on principle – 9:14 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
After a hot start tonight, Jaylen Brown has missed all five shots he’s taken in the second quarter. – 9:14 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Draymond is playing like the guy who knows he didn’t have it anymore and is trying to pull crap to be relevant in the game – 9:14 PM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
Draymond pic.twitter.com/Gix7FbO7IG9:14 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
No penalties on the altercation, luckily for the Warriors. Draymond Green already has one technical foul. – 9:14 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Looks like Draymond fouled Brown, in the tumble after, his leg was on Jaylen’s face, Jaylen pushed it off pretty strongly, Draymond pushed him and said don’t do that. No further penalties after the review. – 9:13 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Draymond Green probably won’t get one since he has a tech already but he deserves a tech for that. – 9:13 PM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Jaylen Brown did the exact same thing Jordan Poole was called a foul for — not as obvious, but Brown kicked his leg out. – 9:13 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Draymond’s gonna get away with four more of those spats. – 9:13 PM

Nick Wright @getnickwright
Clearly and obviously that’s a technically foul on Draymond in every single instance… EXCEPT a playoff game where Draymond already has a technical foul. In that case, they probably let it go. – 9:13 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Draymond didn’t exactly try to move his Converse out of Jaylen’s face. #Celtics #Warriors9:13 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Draymond Green is doing everything but playing basketball in this first half. – 9:13 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Draymond’s back-and-forth with Jaylen Brown is under review. Big moment here. Warriors can’t afford for Draymond to get ejected. He already has a tech. – 9:12 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Some quality head games being played as Draymond Green continues to pester Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Grant Williams in this first half. The most recent dust up with Brown is now under review – 9:12 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Draymond Green has spent this entire first half trying to bully people, instead of playing basketball – 9:12 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Officials determined a common foul on Draymond Green. Reviewing altercation with Jaylen Brown itself. – 9:12 PM

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
i would like to know how draymond doesn’t get his second technical there and get thrown out of the game. he literally shoves jaylen brown while on the ground. – 9:12 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
We have reached the “How much margin of ejection does Draymond Green have” portion of the Finals – 9:12 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Reminder: Draymond already has a technical – 9:11 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Draymond getting every call tonight haha – 9:10 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
The Celtics’ bench did the Horford flinch when Draymond missed that first free throw lol – 9:09 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
If we’re being honest, Draymond should slip screens and fake DHOs more than he does. Cs (and every team) are deathly afraid of the Curry 3. – 9:09 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors closing out the final 2:37 of the 1st half with Steph, Klay, Payton II, Wiggins and Draymond – 9:09 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Draymond said the Celtics wouldn’t shoot the 3 like they did in Game 1 again. So far, they’re at 61.5 percent. – 8:55 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
I wanted to see the dramatic conclusion of ‘Draymond Posts Up Pritchard’ but Boston sent help. – 8:55 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Draymond absolutely stopped Brown in his tracks. Tried adjusting with some pivot work, but didn’t matter. – 8:53 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
That last Draymond stop on Jaylen Brown had the Chase Center crowd hyped. – 8:52 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Can the Warriors figure out how to slow Jaylen Brown? He and Tatum are starting the second quarter. – 8:44 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
After 1: Warriors 31, Celtics 30.
Stephen Curry had 10 for the Warriors, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each had 13 for the Celtics, combining for all but four of Boston’s points.
Another ongoing playoff issue – turnovers – is back, too – Celtics have 7 for 13 Warriors pts. – 8:42 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry ends the first quarter with a nice 13-foot floater. Warriors have a 31-30 lead over the Celtics. Celtics already have 7 turnovers & 8 fouls, including two from Jaylen Brown. He otherwise has been brilliant with 13 points. Tatum already w/ 13 points, and Steph has 10 – 8:42 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two fouls on Jayson Tatum now.
Tatum joins Jaylen Brown and Grant Williams all with two fouls apiece. – 8:38 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Grant Williams all with 2 fouls in the first quarter. – 8:38 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown now each have two fouls before the end of the first quarter. – 8:37 PM

Zach Kram @zachkram
Draymond Green’s technical foul count—4 in 18 games this postseason, which seems like a lot!—only puts in perspective the majesty of Rasheed Wallace’s pace when he got 41 in a single season. Most unbreakable record in the NBA. – 8:30 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Two fouls each on Jaylen Brown and Grant Williams – 8:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two fouls on Jaylen Brown.
Jayson Tatum checks in for Brown a little earlier than he usually would. – 8:29 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Jaylen Brown, with 13 first-quarter points, picked up his second foul with 3:52 left in the first quarter. Jayson Tatum back in for Brown. – 8:28 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Draymond Green called for a tech after a kerfuffle with Grant Williams. Warriors fans are like… pic.twitter.com/JcMzdnfXve8:28 PM

Bill Herenda @billherenda
#Celtics putting tremendous pressure on #Warriors D via Grant Williams rim run resulting in a Jaylen Brown 3 – 8:28 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Gary Payton II takes a fall on his first shot at the basket. A common foul by Jaylen Brown – 8:28 PM

Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Draymond barreling towards ejection – 8:27 PM

Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Draymond Green makes it really difficult to root for the Warriors – 8:27 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Draymond’s determination to get T’d up is a thing to behold. The guy’s commitment is second-to-none. – 8:27 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Draymond Green draws his fourth foul on a #Celtics player and #Warriors now in the bonus. #NBAFinals20228:27 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Man, Jaylen Brown is on fire to start this game. – 8:27 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Early danger zone for Warriors. Draymond tech, Steph being smothered. Missing layups. Down 22-13 – 8:27 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
San Francisco 49ers center Alex Mack retired this week, and Draymond Green is letting them know that he could fill the position 🤣🤣🤣🤣 – 8:27 PM

Alex Caruso @ACFresh21
Celtics look like they were trying to get that for T on Draymond in the 1Q 😂 – 8:27 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Draymond managed to draw a foul by tackling Grant Williams and still ended up getting a tech, incredible – 8:26 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Draymond Green is a basketball player who plays basketball like he’s a football player trying to play basketball. – 8:26 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Draymond Green ran directly through Grant Williams, but they called the foul on Williams.
Then Green continues to act like an idiot and rightly got a technical foul. – 8:26 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
And Tony Brothers hits Draymond with a technical foul. A better ref would have deescalated friction with Grant Williams – 8:26 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lol Draymond literally just ran him over. What even is that? – 8:26 PM

Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Wonderfully chippy opening quarter includes a Draymond Green technical. – 8:26 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Draymond Green is at times ridiculous. – 8:26 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Draymond Green draws foul on Grant Williams, then gets teed up for taking the tussle too far. – 8:26 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Draymond has been trying to stir it up since the opening tip, earned that very Draymond technical. – 8:26 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
draymond is having a very interesting game – 8:25 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
How’s that not an offensive foul on Draymond Green? Lol he ran right through Grant Williams. – 8:25 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Draymond Green has been flying around since the start of the game, and lost it on the referees several times. Was only a matter of time until he was given a technical. – 8:25 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Draymond Green and Grant Williams get locked up and refs call a tech on Draymond. – 8:25 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Draymond Green gets slapped with a tech. – 8:25 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Draymond Green gets T’d up. This game is already pretty chippy. – 8:25 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Now Draymond getting into it with Grant Williams and gets a tech. #Celtics #Warriors #NBAFinals20228:25 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Draymond getting a Draymond-type technical. – 8:25 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Will one official have the stones to T up Draymond for his contract histrionics. It’s such a horrible look across the board – 8:25 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Super Small lineup: Steph, Klay, JP, GP2, Draymond – 8:24 PM

Bill Herenda @billherenda
Draymond Green guarding Jaylen Brown early in a Game 2 adjustment #Warriors #Celtics #NBA #NBAFinals – 8:22 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Bold of Tatum to risk media opportunities like appearing on Draymond’s podcast, but it *is* the Finals. – 8:20 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics get like their 20th stop of the possession and then Jaylen Brown flies in to push Looney from behind on the rebound. Boston is barely turning it over, but those fouls are basically turnovers. – 8:19 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Draymond Green is clearly in desperation mode and trying to start some shit.
Celtics have to just ignore him and play through his nonsense. – 8:18 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Draymond, as expected, trying to start stuff and gets into it with Jaylen Brown. #Celtics #Warriors #NBAFinals20228:17 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Draymond on Brown, Klay on Horford – 8:15 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Jaylen Brown with nine of Celtics’ 13 points. He had 24 in Game 1. Jayson Tatum with a bucket, two assists, a rebound and a steal. – 8:14 PM

Bill Herenda @billherenda
Draymond Green guarding Jayden Brown early in a Game 2 adjustment – 8:13 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Jaylen Brown hoopin!! Playing to his strengths with catch and shoots and straight line drives. – 8:13 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown isn’t messing around tonight. He’s already got 9 points in less than 2.5 minutes. – 8:13 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Jaylen Brown, like in the fourth quarter of Game 1, carrying the C’s early in Game 2 – 8:12 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
A truly powerhouse start by Jaylen Brown and the Celtics. Boston 5 for 5 from the field already. – 8:12 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Jaylen Brown: 9
Warriors: 5 – 8:12 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jaylen Brown starting the game draining a contested 3 over Draymond and then Klay. – 8:11 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Jaylen Brown’s 4th quarter has carried over – 8:10 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Jaylen Brown is still hot – 8:10 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown… not here to mess around tonight – 8:10 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Now Green is on Jaylen brown – 8:10 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Andrew Wiggins drills a 3-pointer from the top of the key to open tonight’s scoring, then Jaylen Brown responds with one of his own at the other end.
This should be fun. – 8:10 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green tied up Al Horford on the first possession, but he’s quickly switched over onto Jaylen Brown, getting him into the mix and off a stretch big. Klay Thompson on Al Horford. – 8:10 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Draymond Green is starting out this game guarding Jaylen Brown – a significant change from Golden State’s defensive deployment in Game 1. – 8:10 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond immediately ties up Horford. He was pressed way out on Horford on the perimeter – 8:08 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
First play of the game: Draymond Green forces a jump ball with Al Horford. – 8:08 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Warriors-Celtics Game 2
Curry over 22.5 points
Draymond over 21.5 points + rebounds + assists
Poole under 19.5 points + rebounds + assists
Horford under 8.5 rebounds
Grant Williams over 8.5 points + rebounds + assists – 7:38 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters for NBA Finals Game 2:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Warriors starters:
Kevon Looney
Draymond Green
Andrew Wiggins
Klay Thompson
Stephen Curry – 7:32 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Warriors – Chase Center – June 5, 2022 – NBA Finals Game 2 Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Golden State – Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney
OUT: Boston: None Golden State: Iguodala, Wiseman pic.twitter.com/iAIae7YjVp7:32 PM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Enjoyed this sit-down interview w/ Stephen Curry during the NBA Finals, as he thoughtfully discussed his 6th NBA Finals in 8 years, the journey w Klay & Draymond & strategy vs the Celtics! 🏀🏆 #NBAFinals #ChaseCenter pic.twitter.com/Ex7YB0KaVv3:43 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Jaylen Brown might be the energy shifter but Payton Pritchard was the energy infuser in Game 1. How Pritchard changed Game 1 with his effort, especially on the defensive end.
nbcsports.com/boston/celtics…1:20 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Derrick White played it close to the vest when asked about Draymond Green’s dismissive comments about his shooting in Game 1: “He said what he said” masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…11:20 AM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Draymond Green and Klay Thompson didn’t overreact after the Warriors dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals at home to the Boston Celtics. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/03/dra…7:00 AM

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Ohm Youngmisuk: Per ESPN tracking, Draymond Green allowed 4-10 FG in Game 2 after 9-14 FG in Game 1. According to Second Spectrum, his average distance to ballhandler as a closest defender was 6.1 feet in Game 2, closer than the 7.5 feet in Game 1. -via Twitter @NotoriousOHM / June 6, 2022

Connor Letourneau: Draymond Green: “When KD was here, our offense still started with Steph. That’s the way it’s always going to be.” -via Twitter @Con_Chron / June 6, 2022

Keith Smith: Jaylen Brown on his second foul on the Gary Payton II layup: “It definitely changed the game with that phantom call.” -via Twitter @KeithSmithNBA / June 6, 2022