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Draymond Green fined, not suspended for groin kick

DELETES REFERENCE TO SUSPENSION - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo, Golden State's Draymond Green's leg is between the legs of Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) during Game 3 of the Western Conference NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City. Green's kick to Steven Adams' groin could complicate Golden State's chance to repeat as NBA champion. The Warriors trail the Thunder 2-1, and if Green is suspended the Warriors will lose plenty of All-Star muscle for Game 4 on Tuesday night. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP) LOCAL STATIONS OUT (KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, KAUT OUT); LOCAL WEBSITES OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT (EDMOND SUN OUT, OKLAHOMA GAZETTE OUT) TABLOIDS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
May 23, 2016 - 11:06 PM

NEW YORK - Draymond Green has been fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA for kicking Oklahoma City's Steven Adams in the groin.

The league also upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2, which would have resulted in an automatic ejection had officials given it that ruling when it happened.

But Green will be on the floor when the Warriors try to even the Western Conference finals at 2-2 on Tuesday at Oklahoma City.

Green was called for a fragrant foul 1 after he was fouled by Adams with 5:57 remaining in the second quarter and kicked his leg up into Adams' groin. Though the Thunder felt it was intentional, Green and Warriors coach Steve Kerr said they believed the flagrant would actually be rescinded by the league.

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