Draymond Green — who is not known for displays of sportsmanship — tried to do the polite thing after James Harden fell during Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Harden, though, was in no mood for the gesture.
Midway through the third quarter, cameras caught Green attempting to lift him to his feet. Harden stayed planted on the ground, letting Green drag him along the court, until Green let go with an exasperated hand flip. For good measure, Harden aimed a little kick at Green’s leg as he walked away.
Harden didn’t want Draymond’s help pic.twitter.com/05XNoTcnCn
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 29, 2018
The moment came seconds after Green blocked Harden’s shot, so it’s not terribly surprising the Rockets star was not keen to make contact.
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It was a frustrating quarter in general for Harden and the Rockets. The Warriors put in their now-typical third frame, out-scoring Houston 33-15. The block marked something of a turning point in the game: From that point on, the Warriors scored 48 points to the Rockets’ 33.
Despite the shaky start, Golden State cruised to a comfortable 101-92 win to claim the conference for the fourth year in a row.
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The Warriors now get a few days off before taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Game 1 tips off Thursday at Oracle Arena.
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