Domantas Sabonis injury update: questionable for Game 3 vs. Warriors

2023-04-19 04:48

Domantas Sabonis is questionable for Game 3 vs. Warriors after suffering a sternum contusion.

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The Sacramento Kings All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis is questionable for Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors, the team announced.

According to the announcement, Sabonis suffered a sternum contusion.

Sabonis suffered an injury after being stomped on by Draymond Green. After the Warriors grabbed the rebound, Green was about to run to the offense with the rest of the team, but Sabonis stayed on the ground.

Green raised his foot, which Sabonis grabbed while on the floor. Then, Green stomped on Sabonis and jumped over the Kings star.

On Tuesday, the NBA announced Green received a 1-game without pay suspension for his actions.

"My leg got grabbed," Green said after the game. "Second time in two nights. Referees just watching. I got to land my foot somewhere, and I'm not a flexible person, I'm not stretching so far. I can only step so far and pull my leg away."

Green also revealed that the referees explained to him why he was ejected.

"The explanation was that I stomped too hard," Green added.

Sabonis was able to continue to play after catching his breath in a couple of minutes' time. However, the 26-year-old was evaluated after the game, with X-rays coming back negative.

"It's playoffs basketball," Sabonis said about an altercation with Green. "Look at the fans, this is it. Every time we step on the floor, we gonna give everything for our teammates and franchise."

"We both were fighting for a rebound. We fouled each other. Stuff happens. We gotta move on, stuff happens," Sabonis added.

In a 114-106 Kings win, Sabonis finished the game with 24 points (8/12 2PT, 8/12 FT), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 turnovers.

Kings lead the series 2-0, with Game 3 being scheduled on Thursday.


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