Report: NBA Punishes Anthony Davis for Hitting Jeff Green in Groin in Game 2

Peter Dewey
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On Tuesday, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis was assessed a flagrant foul for hitting Houston Rockets forward Jeff Green in the groin during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

The play occurred with just over 15 seconds remaining in the first half. Davis swung his arm through on a drive to the rim and directly connected with Green’s groin.

Davis had a bounce-back performance in Game 2 after the Lakers lost Game 1 of the series.

Davis led the Lakers in scoring in the 117-109 victory. He finished with 34 points on 15-of-24 shooting and added 10 rebounds.

Still, it was the Lakers’ bench that helped propel them in Game 2. Davis was great, but the Lakers were still minus-7 when he was on the floor.

However, guard Rajon Rondo (plus-28) and forward Markieff Morris (plus-15) provided huge impacts coming off the bench.

The Lakers will take on the Rockets in Game 3 on Tuesday from the Orlando, Fla. bubble.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.