Warriors big man Draymond Green doesn’t seem to be NBA official Marc Davis’ biggest fan.
In Sunday’s 109-100 Game 3 win over the Mavericks, Green ripped Davis for calling an offensive foul on Andrew Wiggins after the forward posted Luka Doncic in the fourth quarter.
After Warriors coach Steve Kerr challenged the appeal and it was overturned, Green shouted “You have to stop, Marc! to Davis — who earlier in the game issued a technical foul on Green after a backcourt violation in the second quarter.
“They tried to take it away!” Wiggins said after the game about the initial foul call on the play.
The Warriors were up 91-83 late in the fourth quarter when Wiggins eviscerated Doncic to the rim on an assist from Stephen Curry.
Wiggins, a former Timberwolves No. 1 pick, had been defended by Doncic for most of the game.
“I got hit a bit, but it was impressive,” said Doncic after the game. “I’m not going to lie. I saw the video again and I thought “Oof”. It was quite amazing. I wish I had these bunnies.
Warriors goaltender Klay Thompson said Wiggins “looked like Dominique Wilkins with the dunks he was throwing.”
Curry called Wiggins’ dunk ‘amazing’ and said it was ‘absolutely’ his favorite the striker has ever thrown.
“You don’t win the playoffs without guys like Wiggs,” Kerr said. “He’s another guy like Steph who never seems to get tired.”
Wiggins mentioned he “just felt the energy” when he flew past Doncic. “The rim was all I saw.”
Wiggins’ young daughter was in the crowd wearing a shirt from her father’s last big dunk, when he posterized former Minnesota teammate Karl-Anthony Towns last November.
Wiggins finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in the Game 3 victory, giving the Warriors a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals series.
The Mavericks host the Warriors for Game 4 on Wednesday.