Hornets rally past Warriors following Draymond Green’s ejection in closing seconds

By | February 20, 2021

The Hornets stunned the Warriors with a Terry Rozier buzzer-beater Saturday night in Charlotte. It was as anticlimactic a game-winner as you’ll see, though, because of what happened in the seconds just prior to the shot.

For Rozier to even be able to attempt that shot, Charlotte first needed to:

— Control a jump ball.

— Get a timeout after Gordon Hayward gained possession but before he was tied up on the floor by Draymond Green.

— Hit two game-tying free throws after Green was ejected for arguing the timeout call. Yes, the officials ran Green in that situation.

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Rozier made the technical free throws with 9.3 seconds to go and then, with Charlotte still in possession, hit from the left wing as time expired.

Green expressed regret after the game for the technicals, the Warriors’ Eric Paschall told reporters. (LANGUAGE WARNING on the first tweet below.)