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Draymond Inexperienced ejected once more after hitting Jusuf Nurkic within the face

Golden State Warriors ahead Draymond Inexperienced was ejected from Tuesday evening’s 119-116 loss to the Phoenix Suns after receiving a flagrant foul 2 within the second half. The foul occurred with 8:23 left within the third quarter when Inexperienced swung and hit Phoenix’s Jusuf Nurkic within the head whereas defending him.
Supply: Kendra Andrews @ ESPN

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
For this week’s free Suns publication, I wrote about final evening’s incident, what Jusuf Nurkic and the Suns needed to say about Draymond Inexperienced, and a observe file that requires harsher punishment from the league: AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Odds on the size of the Draymond Inexperienced suspension per @SportsBettingAG AM

Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
“I’m not one to apologize for issues I meant to do, however I do apologize to Jusuf.”
Draymond stated he was attempting to promote a foul when he struck Jusuf Nurkic.
(by way of @warriors / YT) AM

Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Lo que no entiendo de esta dinámica es cómo los fanáticos más asiduos a GSW no son los primeros en criticar a Draymond.
Si amo a Warriors, seré el primero en decirle a Draymond BASTA; esto ni es juego ni es chiste. Hay demasiado en juego.
Vídeo: @NBA AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Inexperienced ejection, Klay Thompson benching spotlights one other Warriors nightmare evening…9:12 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Draymond Inexperienced: “I feel you guys have recognized me lengthy sufficient if I supposed to do one thing, I’m not apologizing for it. However I did make contact with him, so I apologize as a result of it wasn’t my intention.” AM

NBA Star Energy Index: Draymond Inexperienced is formally off the rails, why Joel Embiid is early MVP frontrunner
(By @bradbotkincbs)…8:57 AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
After Newest Draymond Inexperienced Ejection, Opponent Says, ‘That Brother Wants Assist’ by way of @forbes…8:57 AM
Draymond Inexperienced ejection: Warriors star tossed for hitting Suns’ Jusuf Nurkic, who says Inexperienced ‘wants assist’…8:28 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We have now too many gifted guys on this room to be doing that for the third or fourth time.”
Devin Booker on having poor finishes to video games following Tuesday’s 119-116 win over Warriors.
“I agree with E-book, we’re higher than that.” Jusuf Nurkic. #Suns #DubNation . AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
“I really feel like that brother wants assist. I’m glad he didn’t attempt to choke me” – Jusuf Nurkic
Draymond Inexperienced apologizes
eurohoops.internet/en/nba-news/15…5:01 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
🏀One other blowout on 2nd evening of back-to-back.
🏀The “dangerous matchup” groups are growing.
🏀NBA must do one thing about Draymond Inexperienced
🎙️ AM

Dionysis Aravantinos @AravantinosDA
Three ejections this season and counting.
5 video games suspended this season and counting.
Draymond Inexperienced.…3:24 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
NBA Twitter reacts to Draymond Inexperienced being ejected after hitting Suns’ Jusuf Nurkic in face… AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Warriors’ Draymond Inexperienced ejection for the 18th time in his profession…2:24 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Watch: Draymond Inexperienced ejected vs. Suns after hitting Jusuf Nurkic in face… AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I realized on this league once you reply to some shit like that, you’re getting fined. So that you’re getting the penalties … I’m too beneficial for this workforce to get in foul hassle or getting techs or getting kicked out.” Jusuf Nurkic on Draymond Inexperienced incident. #Suns #DubNation AM

Dwight Howard @DwightHoward
Dray ain’t imply to do this – 2:04 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s a scenario we’re in the midst of a sport. You may’t actually, no person can actually confront him as you’ll for those who had been outdoors the court docket. Like I stated, it’s ridiculous at this level the stuff that he does.” Chimezie Metu continues about Draymond Inexperienced. #Suns #DubNation1:53 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker on the Draymond Inexperienced Flagrant 2 on Jusuf Nurkic: ““He wears his emotion, as each high competitor does, and it bought out of hand.” – 1:51 AM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Draymond stated what he needed to however it’s a boy who cried wolf state of affairs on repeat. He’s too sensible on the basketball court docket to maintain pondering we’re all this dumb. – 1:50 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’m going to strive to not say an excessive amount of to get me in hassle, however it’s ridiculous at this level. It’s ridiculous.”
Chimezie Metu on Draymond Inexperienced hitting Jusuf Nurkic. Had phrases for Inexperienced after incident.
“I really feel like he picks and chooses who he desires to go at.” #Suns #DubNation1:49 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Warriors’ Draymond Inexperienced ejected for flagrant blow to Jusuf Nurkic’s face @washingtonpost @PostSports activities/2023/12…1:45 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Inexperienced apologized to Jusuf Nurkic for his swinging hit above the shoulders, however stated it was unintentional and he was simply attempting to promote a foul AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Jusuf Nurkic on Draymond Inexperienced’s ejection: “I don’t know man. I used to be behind the play. What’s happening with him? I don’t know. Personally, I really feel like that brother wants assist. I’m glad he didn’t attempt to choke me. On the identical time, it had nothing to do with basketball.” – 1:40 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond retains reiterating his intent wasn’t to hit Nurkic. He agrees with ejection however is making it clear he wasn’t attempting to hit Nurkic.
Appears like he’s speaking to the league. – 1:39 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Warriors’ Draymond Inexperienced on his ejection: “[Suns center Jusuf Nurkic] was pulling my hip and I used to be swinging away to promote the decision and made contact with him. As you understand, I’m not one to apologize for issues I meant to do, however I do apologize to Jusuf. I didn’t intend to hit him.” – 1:38 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond stated he was attempting to promote the decision for Nurkic grabbing him. He apologized for hitting Nurkic. – 1:36 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“What’s happening with him, I don’t know. Personally, I really feel like that brother wanted assist. I’m glad he didn’t attempt to choke me.”
Jusuf Nurkic on incident with Draymond Inexperienced, who was ejected after receiving a flagrant 2 for hitting Nurkic within the face. #Suns AM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Draymond Inexperienced says he was attempting to promote a name and hit Jusef accidentally. And apologized for it. – 1:35 AM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Inexperienced says Jusuf Nurkic was grabbing on his hip and Inexperienced was attempting to promote the decision when he made contact together with his face. Inexperienced says he often doesn’t apologize for issues he means to do, however he apologizes to to Nurkic, as a result of he didn’t intend to hit him. – 1:34 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Jusuf Nurkic on the Draymond Inexperienced incident: “What’s happening with him, I don’t know. Personally, that brother wants assist. I’m glad he didn’t attempt to choke me.” – 1:24 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Suns’ Jusuf Nurkic on Warriors’ Draymond Inexperienced after ejection: “What’s happening with him? I don’t know. Personally, I really feel like that brother wants assist. I’m glad he didn’t attempt to choke me. On the identical time, it ain’t nothing to do with basketball.” – 1:23 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr on dropping Draymond Inexperienced to an ejection mid-game once more AM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Steve’s presser is over – there wasn’t a lot of a response from him over the Draymond incident tonight. Says he didn’t see it however they desperately want Dray to be on the court docket. Subsequent time he addresses the media, I’m positive he could have extra to say. – 1:14 AM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Steve Kerr says he hasn’t seen the Draymond video so he has no touch upon it. – 1:03 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Stephen Curry simply performed 32 minutes in a really winnable sport. In opposition to a high convention rival. Who the Warriors may want the tiebreaker in opposition to. With Draymond Inexperienced out for a lot of the second half.
Steve Kerr made a whole lot of dangerous selections tonight. That’s the one I can’t stand. – 12:58 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The Warriors are getting 47 mixed factors per sport out of Chris Paul, Draymond Inexperienced, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins.
The Warriors are paying $120 million mixed for Chris Paul, Draymond Inexperienced, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins.
Issues begin proper there. – 12:50 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Nurkic tonight:
17 PTS
13 REB
And took a Draymond punch.…12:50 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Closing: PHX 119, GSW 116
Booker: 32 Pts, 7 Ast, 12-23 FG
Nurkic: 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 7 Ast
Beal: 16 Pts, 5-12 FG
Metu: 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 5-7 FG
Goodwin: 16-6-5-2
Curry: 24 Pts, 8-24 FG – 12:49 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
One other nightmare street evening for the Warriors. Blew a double digit lead once more. Draymond Inexperienced ejected. Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson all didn’t shut due to continued wrestle. Youth performed nicely, however GSW misplaced in Phoenix. Steve Kerr’s rotation questions enhance. – 12:49 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Draymond Inexperienced ejected after blow to Jusuf Nurkic’s head. One other suspension to comply with? (Sure.)…12:47 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Nurkic turnover results in Kuminga dunk.
#Suns name timeout up 5 with 1:03 left. Nonetheless a sport right here though followers began leaving a minute or so in the past. – 12:42 AM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
The Warriors are closing with Curry, Paul, Kuminga, Podziemski and Saric. No Draymond Inexperienced for apparent causes. However no Klay Thompson and no Andrew Wiggins is massive. – 12:37 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Draymond Inexperienced was EJECTED after smacking Jusuf Nurkic within the face 😳 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The seventh circle of hell is having a Warriors moneyline wager on a Draymond ejection evening. – 12:27 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Draymond Inexperienced was EJECTED after hitting Jusuf Nurkic within the face 😳 AM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Nurkic is mauling dudes and getting each contact foul in opposition to him 😂😂😂 – 12:17 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The seventh circle of hell is having the a Warriors moneyline wager on a Draymond ejection evening. – 12:16 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
A lot better job by this unit and an excellent tweak by Vogel to get Nurkic and KBD in there. – 12:16 AM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Add one other to Draymond Inexperienced’s best hits AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Eight ties, six lead adjustments.
#Suns up 88-87.
OUT: Josh Okogie (hip), Draymond Inexperienced (ejected). #Warriors12:09 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The Warriors are 2-5 in video games that Draymond Inexperienced was both ejected or suspended this season. This third ejection, like the primary two, got here with the sport nonetheless within the steadiness. Warriors down 88-87 in Phoenix heading to 4Q, with out Inexperienced once more.…12:09 AM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
The Warriors led 65-60 when Draymond Inexperienced was ejected
The Warriors now path 88-87 going into the fourth quarter – 12:08 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Finish of 3Q: PHX 88, GSW 87
Booker: 20 Pts, 7 Ast, 8-16 FG
Metu: 14 Pts, 3-5 3P
Nurkic: 10 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast
Beal: 10 Pts, 3-8 FG
Curry: 21 Pts, 7-16 FG – 12:08 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Podziemski 3.
Paul fouled by Goodwin on a 3.
2-of-3 FTs. #Suns down 4.
Beal, Nurkic and Bates-Diop checks in for Gordon, Booker (with 4 fouls) and Eubanks. – 12:05 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
That Jusuf Nurkic postgame reactionary tweet is about to hit like no different. Placing my cash on the Aaron Paul “he can’t maintain getting away with it” GIF – 12:00 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
I just about assume the “if this was the 80’s or 90’s” trope is sort of solely a farce
That being stated, if Draymond tried to tug some of these items within the 80’s or 90’s somebody woulda been tried to push his wig again by now – 11:57 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Draymond Inexperienced:
Nice teammate!*
Foxhole man!**
Relentless competitor!***
*Except you’re he sucker punches you days earlier than you open your title protection.
**Suspended from the foxhole for repeatedly appearing like a maniac.
***Chokes & punches guys when his workforce wants him most. – 11:57 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Draymond Inexperienced has been suspended for or ejected from 8 video games this season whereas taking part in in 12 video games with out being ejected. That’s not an excellent ratio – 11:55 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Perhaps Draymond thought Nurkic was a teammate – 11:52 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Draymond Inexperienced and Jusuf Nurkić PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Adam Silver was in Sacramento when Draymond Inexperienced stomped on Sabonis and jumped on the bench to incite the gang.
Adam Silver noticed Draymond Inexperienced put Rudy Gobert in a headlock that went far past “defending his teammate”.
Now Draymond full swings on the face of Nurkic. If the… – 11:52 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Give Draymond credit score. When he decides to get kicked out, there’s no questioning whether or not he earned it like with Jokic tonight. – 11:51 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
I do know that is going to sound very “outdated media” of me… however I actually assume Draymond Inexperienced ought to cease punching, choking, tackling & kicking different gamers, teammates or in any other case.
However I’m positive I don’t perceive the deep nuances of why this makes him “the last word teammate.” – 11:49 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
draymond gonna bounce over to UFC by february whereas he sits out his suspension – 11:49 PM
Kyle Ratke @Kyle_Ratke
lol Draymond – 11:47 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Draymond’s play on the court docket has been nice this season too. However the ejections are actually placing Golden State in a tricky spot. That’s three this 12 months and a attainable suspension looming.
The optics of the video look dangerous and the historical past speaks for itself. Powerful. – 11:47 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Tonight is Draymond’s fifteenth sport this season
He has been ejected 3 occasions
He has been suspended for five video games
He has missed 2 video games to damage and 1 for private causes – 11:45 PM
Invoice Simmons @BillSimmons
Draymond is the LVP of the season up to now. – 11:44 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Draymond Inexperienced are you for actual with this? PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Dude, Draymond, wtf man. come on. – 11:44 PM
Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
Draymond Inexperienced. That’s the tweet. – 11:43 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Draymond Inexperienced has change into a hazard to different NBA gamers on the court docket, and that’s an issue. – 11:43 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Flagrant 2, Draymond Inexperienced has been ejected with the Warriors up 65-60 and eight:23 left within the third quarter – 11:43 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Nurkic staying in. – 11:43 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Inexperienced has been ejected from the sport after being known as for a Flagrant 2. Appeared to have swung and hit Jusuf Nurkic within the head. – 11:43 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Draymond will get a Flagrant 2 and is gone. – 11:43 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Inexperienced ejected for the third time this season. Swung round and nailed Jusuf Nurkic within the face. Consideration will now flip to a league overview tomorrow. – 11:43 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Draymond Inexperienced continues to be fully uncontrolled.
Simply cold-cocked Jusuf Nurkic to the face. Seems like one other ejection. – 11:42 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Uh, yeah, that’s an ejection. And a suspension. Extremely silly transfer by Draymond. Once more. – 11:41 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Cmon Dray. Good gosh man – 11:41 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
What the hell is Draymond Inexperienced doing – 11:41 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
draymond inexperienced. cmon man. – 11:41 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Draymond Inexperienced is getting suspended for that. My God. – 11:41 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Oh that is getting reviewed.
Inexperienced and Nurkic.
Nurkic went down onerous. Reviewed for flagrant on Inexperienced, who was jawing with Metu as Nurkic laid on the court docket.
He’s up and on #Suns bench. Bear in mind he took hit on nostril vs. Kings. – 11:41 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Ohhh Draymond – 11:40 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Draymond simply … wow. – 11:40 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Warriors going small with Draymond Inexperienced on the 5. #Suns11:36 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Curry to the rim with Nurkic within the paint.
#Suns down 4. – 11:35 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Warriors’ lineup to begin the second half
No Wiggins, no Looney – 11:34 PM
Kylen Mills @KylenMills
Halftime of the Warriors at Suns sport and Kevon Looney and Draymond Inexperienced have mixed for 0 factors, that’s proper ZERO, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 blocks and 0 steals. Get Trayce Jackson-Davis within the second half, I imply the entrance court docket play couldn’t worsen. #dubnation11:23 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Steph-Klay-Wiggins-Draymond-Looney (4:50 collectively within the first half): -1, outscored 10-9
Paul-Podziemski-Klay-Kuminga-Saric (4:45 collectively within the first half): +11, outscored Suns 15-4 – 11:23 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Warriors plus/minus at halftime
Wiggins: -16
Draymond: -15
Looney: -10
Curry: -8
Klay: +7
Saric: +18
Kuminga: +16
Paul: +14
Podziemski: +14
Moody: -5 – 11:20 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Warriors up 56-53 at hafltime with a grand whole of three factors from their beginning frontcourt: Wiggins, Draymond and Looney – 11:18 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: GSW 56, PHX 53
Booker: 13 Pts, 4 Ast, 6-10 FG
Okogie: 10 Pts, 3-4 3P
Metu: 10 Pts, 3-5 3P
Nurkic: 8 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast
Beal: 6 Pts, 2-4 FG
Curry: 16 Pts, 3-7 3P – 11:16 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Nurkic already has 11 rebounds. Looney has 3 and is a minus-10
TJD time? – 11:13 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Booker bought the run and bounce remedy at half-court and was additionally spacing on the emblem virtually so his teammates might play 4-on-4. A pair of triples for Metu and one from Nurkic and Okogie. – 11:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Nurkic misses dunk. Booker checks in for Beal.
Suns down 11 with 6:43 left.
Once more, Beal on minute restriction. #Suns11:00 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Finish of 1Q: PHX 25, GSW 25
Booker: 7 Pts, 3 Ast, 3-6 FG
Okogie: 7 Pts, 2-3 3P
Nurkic: 3 Pts, 7 Reb
Beal: 3 Pts, 1-2 FG
Curry: 6 Pts, 1-4 3P – 10:39 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns beginning lineup vs. #Warriors:
Bradley Beal
Devin Booker
Josh Okogie
Chimezie Metu
Jusuf Nurkic
tenth totally different Suns beginning lineup. – 9:34 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors staying conventional with their starters in Phoenix tonight
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Inexperienced
Kevon Looney – 9:32 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Gamers averaging 10/5/5 or higher on 45+ 3P% this season:
— Kevin Durant
— Draymond Inexperienced
That’s the listing. PM

Extra on this storyline

Inexperienced then advised reporters afterward: “[Nurkic] was pulling my hip and I used to be swinging away to promote the decision and made contact with him. As you understand, I’m not one to apologize for issues I meant to do, however I do apologize to Jusuf. I didn’t intend to hit him.” -via Marc Stein @ / December 13, 2023
“We’d like him,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated, struggling to masks his post-game exasperation. “We’d like Draymond. He is aware of that. We’ve talked to him. He’s gotta discover a approach to maintain his poise and be on the market for his teammates.” -via / December 13, 2023
After the Suns secured a 119-116 victory, Nurkic shared his ideas on the incident, expressing concern for Inexperienced’s conduct. “What’s happening with him? I don’t know. Personally, I really feel like that brother wants assist,” Nurkic stated. “I’m glad he didn’t attempt to choke me. On the identical time, it ain’t nothing to do with basketball. “I’m simply there to play basketball and [he is] on the market swinging. I feel we noticed that always, however I hope no matter he bought in his life will get higher.” -via BasketNews / December 13, 2023



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