If the Warriors clinch their second straight championship, Green will be allowed to attend the postgame celebration inside Oracle, reports CBS's Ken Berger.
However, as strong as Green's play has been, the Warriors have a deep bench and any one of them could step up and provide the spark needed for Golden State to win their second-straight National Basketball Association title. With a 3-1 series lead, the Warriors will have a chance to close out the series and win their second consecutive National Basketball Association title, while the Cavaliers are hoping to get a win and a return trip to Cleveland for Game 6. Entering Game 5, he had just missed one game all year and besides Curry's record shooting, Green' consistent availability and production was one of the key reasons driving Golden State's 73-win season. "I've taken the high road again". "Here, they're up in the series, so I think it's a situation where, with that, it gives Cleveland a better chance of prolonging the series". It's close to impossible, even without Green playing, but there's always a first time for a team to turn a 1-3 deficit in a final into a championship.
James laughed when he was told about Thompson's comments. "They can't keep you from coming here".
The Warriors hit back, describing James as being sensitive and accused the Cavaliers of campaigning for Green's suspension.
The Cavaliers are appearing in their second-straight title game after losing to Golden State a year ago.
The exuberant All Star forward was the talk of Warriors fans as they arrived at Monday's game.
The Warriors said Green changed his mind several times Monday morning before deciding on a plan. "During James" press conference after Game 4, he alluded to the fact that Green called him offensive words during their incident towards the end of the game. He's our leader, and with him down, it's a unsafe game, because we have guys who can step up. Even though his current Warriors squad is up 3-1, if Cleveland does the unthinkable and comes back to bring home the city's first professional sports title since 1968, Anderson Varejao will still receive his first ring, due to originally being a member of that team earlier in the season.
Maybe that's true. But no one forced Green to respond as he has in the postseason - and not just in Game 4 with James.
"I felt like that was disrespectful", Green said. "Draymond's obviously our physical and vocal leader, but we know what we have to do". They will be without Green on Monday. And Leandro Barbosa, who didn't play Friday, probably also will get minutes; so will Marreese Speights, who barely played in Game 4.
"We'll be OK", said Bogut.