Zaza won't be suspended after his Game 5 swipe

The NBA on Saturday reviewed several plays from a wild Game 4 of the Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, but a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports that no further discipline is forthcoming. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made.

The late third-quarter play in which Warriors center Zaza Pachulia — while lying on his back during a scrum for a loose ball — swung at the inner leg of the Cavs' Iman Shumpert was the most in question. But with Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday and the Warriors leading 3-1 just as they did a year ago before the Cavs won it all, there won't be a series-changing suspension this time around.

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The Warriors' Draymond Green missed Game 5 in 2016 after swiping at the crotch of LeBron James in Game 4 (Green had reached the league's threshold for flagrant fouls, thus sparking the suspension).

The Cavs won 137-116 in Game 4 on Friday night, with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combining to score 94 points while the Cavs hit a Finals record 24 three-pointers.

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