The Sacramento Kings were ahead 2-0 in their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors. The gradient steepened Tuesday night. Draymond Green will miss Game 3.
Green was ejected from Monday night's Game 2 after an altercation with Sacramento's Domontas Sabonis.
Green's outspokenness makes him a divisive NBA player. His suspension's reaction reflected that.
Some supporters deserved it. Others said the ban was unwarranted since Green only kicked Sabonis because he was grabbing onto his ankle.
To come back against the Kings, Golden State must win Games 3 and 4 at home. Overcoming 3-1 is difficult. The Warriors' road games 5 and 7 made it harder.
The series has been close despite Sacramento's two wins. The Kings won Game 1 126-123 and Game 2 114-106.
Golden State can play Sacramento. At home, close games can turn around. winning without Green will be difficult.