Draymond Green’s Headlock Drama: Altercation Shadows Warriors-Timberwolves Match

An intense altercation disrupted the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, resulting in three players being ejected, including Draymond Green putting Rudy Gobert in a headlock. The incident unfolded a mere 100 seconds into the match, creating a tumultuous start for both teams.

Early Altercation Unveiled:

In a swift turn of events, Warriors’ Klay Thompson and Timberwolves’ Jaden McDaniels got entangled at half court, sparking a physical altercation.

Draymond Green, known for his fiery demeanor, swiftly intervened, putting the 7-foot-1 Timberwolves center, Rudy Gobert, in a headlock and dragging him across the floor.

Referees’ Review and Ejections:

Officials reviewed the altercation, leading to Thompson and McDaniels each receiving two technical fouls, while Green was slapped with a flagrant foul 2. Notably, this marked the first instance in the last 25 seasons where multiple players were ejected before either team scored a basket.

Green’s ejection also comes on the heels of a similar incident in the previous game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Double Blow for Golden State:

The altercation compounded the challenges for the Golden State Warriors, already dealing with the absence of point guard Stephen Curry due to a suspected sprained right knee.

Curry, a key player for the team, underwent an MRI to assess the extent of the injury, leaving the team awaiting results and a timetable for his recovery.


The clash between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves turned tumultuous within the first two minutes, leaving both teams grappling with the aftermath of ejections and the Warriors facing the additional blow of Curry’s injury.

The early altercation and subsequent ejections added a layer of intensity to the game, setting a unique tone for the rest of the matchup.

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