BASKETBALL: Boomers centre Andrew Bogut has jumped to the defence of Golden State Warriors teammate Draymond Green after he was suspended from game five of the NBA finals.
Green was handed a one-match ban for a flagrant foul after striking Cleveland star LeBron James in the groin during the game four victory.
It is fourth time this season he has had a flagrant foul call.
Bogut said he and his teammates could not understand the decision, adding: "There’s no rhyme or reason to it. I’ve been in the same situation. I’ve been suspended before.
"It’s almost like a lottery system for the draft. They just pull out a ping-pong ball and make a decision."
Bogut is likely to get more game time in the clash with Green on the sidelines.
The Warriors are leading the series 3-1 and need a win to seal a second straight NBA title.
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