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NBA: Golden State Warriors overcome early Draymond Green ejection to beat Orlando Magic



The Golden State Warriors claimed a 101-93 victory against the Orlando Magic despite the early ejection of forward Draymond Green.

Green received his fourth ejection of the season just three minutes and 36 seconds into the game after disputing a foul call on Stephen Curry.

It was his second technical foul having earlier argued against a personal call.

Green missed 16 games after he was suspended in December for striking Phoenix Suns player Jusuf Nurkic.

In November, the 34-year-old was given a five-game ban for putting Minnesota Timberwolves centre Rudy Gobert in a headlock.

He was also suspended during last year’s play-offs after stamping on Sacramento Kings player Domantas Sabonis.

Despite Green’s ejection, Warriors, who sit 10th in the Western Conference, backed up Tuesday’s win against the Miami Heat as Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 23 points while Curry finished with 17 points and 10 assists. Magic’s second-straight loss keeps them fifth in the Eastern Conference.

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