INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY RICK BONNELL (THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER) WITH CREW CHIEF MARC DAVIS FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. CHARLOTTE HORNETS GAME
February 20, 2021
QUESTION: CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHY DRAYMOND GREEN WAS EJECTED?
DAVIS: “His first technical foul was assessed when he directed profanity at his opponent. He was assessed his first technical foul for verbally taunting an opponent. He then proceeded to direct screaming profanity at a game official and received his technical foul and was ejected as per rule.”
QUESTION: THE ORIGINAL TIE UP WITH WANAMAKER, WHAT HAPPENED THERE?
DAVIS: “LaMelo ties Brad up prior to Kerr requesting the timeout. The postgame video confirmed this decision as correctly judged.”
QUESTION: WHEN CHARLOTTE WAS AWARDED A TIMEOUT PRIOR TO DRAYMOND’S EJECTION, WHY WAS CHARLOTTE AWARDED A TIMEOUT AS IT APPEARED THERE MAY HAVE STILL BEEN SOME BATTLE FOR POSSESSION OF THE BALL?
DAVIS: “PJ Washington requested its timeout and Gordon Hayward had clear and sole possession of the ball. As per rule, Charlotte was granted the timeout. Postgame video review confirms this decision.”