NBA suspends Draymond Green for Game 5 of NBA Finals

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KLAHOMA CITY, OK – MAY 22: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 22, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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OAKLAND - The NBA has suspended Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Game 5 is on Monday night in Oakland, the Warriors lead the Cavaliers 3-1.

According to the NBA, Green was assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 after getting into a scuffle with LeBron James in Game 4.

After review, the league determined the foul was flagrant, which makes it Green's 4th flagrant of the 2016 postseason.

Per NBA rules, once a 4th flagrant is given during the postseason, it is an automatic one-game suspension.

James was also issued a technical foul for his role in the altercation.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue was also fined $25,000 for criticizing referees in a post game press conference.

Read the entire statement from the NBA below.

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