Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Wizards Forward Oubre Ejected for Bowling over Olynyk

Damon Campbell | 14 May, 2017, 04:10

He's also likely to receive at least a one-game suspension, which could be a dagger for Washington.

"It's got to be called differently", Thomas said. "We're just competing and trying to win, and they did that today".

Green, who (in) famously kicked Steven Adams in the bag twice during last year's conference finals, and also got suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after taking an unnecessary swipe at LeBron James, had less than flattering things to say about his contemporary in Boston.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42), of Dominican Republic, and Kelly Olynyk, back center, of Canada, during the first half in Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Washington. He made a run at Olynyk and knocked him down with a forearm to the chest.

Olynyk's reputation as a "dirty" player stems more from the 2015 playoffs when Kevin Love separated his shoulder as the two chased a rebound and Olynyk held his arm in the first round of the postseason. Come on Oubre, if you're going to charge him like that you've got to like bump him with your shoulder.

Oubre could face a suspension in Game 4 for his actions.

"Kelly Olynyk is a dirty player, man", Green said on Dray Day. "I didn't expect it".

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Avery Bradley supported his teammate and snuck in a shot at Draymond, who is nearly as famous for his work with nutshots as his work on defense.

"That was insane. Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping".

Apparently Draymond doesn't like the subtleties of physical (or dirty) play that Olynyk is apparently known for.

"I don't know how he can call anybody dirty", Thomas said, via ESPN.

"I talked about this (Sunday) and I'm around Kelly every day", said Stevens. Especially with [Olynyk]. Kelly's not trying to make anybody mad. Kelly just stayed back. I'm standing by that prediction despite what I " m about to tell you.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said his players must control their emotions better in those situations but suggested Oubre might have been upset by repeated hard screens. "But when you get hit in the head a few times - I mean, we're very competitive guys out there". Brooks said, before shrugging. "He had wide-open looks and they made an adjustment and I think we did a good job of figuring that out".

This incident is not the first between these two teams this season.

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