Draymond Green slams 'classless' Raptors' fans after Durant's injury collapse
Draymond Green labelled Toronto Raptors supporters ‘classless’ after their decision to boo Kevin Durant after he collapsed in game five with an Achilles injury.
Durant was a shock inclusion at the Scotiabank Arena after missing the last five weeks with a calf strain.
The 30-year-old was cleared to play but lasted just 12 minutes and exited the game in the second quarter when he sustained a fresh, unrelated injury.
Durant’s collapse was met with cheers from the Toronto fans, who are gunning for their first NBA Championship since their creation in 1995.
Raptors stars Danny Green and Kyle Lowry both appealed to the home crowd to give Durant more respect as he was struggling on the court and Green slammed the Canadians for their lack of respect.
‘Come on … that’s classless. For me, I’ve always witnessed Canadians being the nicest people that I’ve ever encountered.
‘That was classless.’
To the home crowd’s credit, many of the boos turned to polite cheers when Durant made his way off the court.
The Warriors recovered from the loss of Durant to take game five in a nail-biting 106-105 victory in Canada.
Their win narrows the Raptors’ lead to one [3-2] heading into game six in Oakland on Thursday.
Green picked up his sixth post-season technical during the win in Toronto and is one more punishment away from missing a potential decider in game seven in Toronto.
The 29-year-old was needed in the dying moments as the Warriors held onto their one-point lead and he deflected Lowry’s buzzer-beating effort wide to ensure the series made it to game six.
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