“I’ve been fouled by James on a James 3-pointer before,” Green told chuckling reporters after Golden State prevailed 104-100.
“I’ve been fouled by James on a James 3-pointer before,” Green said, referring to Harden’s habit of reaching out with foot or arm to create contact. “No. I ain’t going with that one. I’m straight no.”
Houston head coach Mike D’Antoni, who picked up a technical foul, was composed afterward. He didn’t gripe about the officiating. He did say that the refs told him at halftime that they missed foul calls on four close-outs on Harden and Paul.
“That’s 12 foul shots,” D’Antoni said. “So be it. They’re trying to do the best they can.”
Asked about his team’s three technicals, D’Antoni said, “Yeah, we just need to suck it up and don’t worry about how they officiate, and sit there and take it, yeah.”