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NBA rescinds technical on Warriors’ Kevin Durant, Clippers’ JaMychal Green

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, and Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green jaw at each other during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 132-105. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, and Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green jaw at each other during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 132-105. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
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NEW YORK – The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State’s Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

The players were called for double technicals early in the third quarter Thursday night at Staples Center as they jawed at each other. The Warriors won 132-105 and lead the series 2-1.

Both players protested the call, and the league rescinded it Friday.

Durant had been ejected from Game 1 with a double technical and he had accumulated three of the seven fouls allotted before the NBA would issue a one-game suspension until the latest tech was withdrawn.

Durant said after the game Thursday that he hoped the foul would be rescinded because he doesn’t want to jeopardize the two-time defending champions going forward.

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