OAKLAND (AP) — The NBA will not discipline Cleveland forward Kevin Love for leaving the bench area during an altercation at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
A person familiar with the decision said Friday the league ruled that Love left the bench to argue a flagrant foul call against teammate Tristan Thompson and not to join the altercation. He then retreated to the bench area immediately, so he did not deserve punishment. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced a ruling.READ MORE: Heroic Rescue By Surfer After Vehicle Plunges Over Santa Cruz Cliff
Yahoo Sports first reported the decision.READ MORE: 2 Charged In Hate Crime Spree Targeting Asian Women Across Bay Area
There has been no ruling yet on possible discipline for Thompson, ejected for committing a flagrant 2 foul against Golden State’s Shaun Livingston. He then shoved the ball into Draymond Green’s face before leaving the court.
The Warriors won Game 1 by 124-114 in overtime. Game 2 is Sunday night.MORE NEWS: Formerly Incarcerated Chefs Launch 'Soul on a Roll' Food Truck in West Oakland
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