Kevin Durant comments on his ejection after altercation with DeMarcus Cousins
- Author: Stacy Allen Dec 06, 2017,
Dec 06, 2017, 0:24
More so than the outcome of a game Golden State won relatively easily, this could have ramifications down the road. Durant earned his third ejection in his last 18 games.
The Warriors, who have beaten New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 meetings, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the second half after trailing 69-49 at the half.
Earlier this week, Kevin Durant was ejected for arguing with a referee in a win against the Orlando Magic.
The Finals MVP knows his flaws, but he'll have to act on correcting them to establish himself as a responsible starter under Steve Kerr and not give this team another wild lion that can run rampant at a moment's notice.
Despite their inability to overtake Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets, the Warriors' are still only just 0.5 games behind the top seed in the West. "It's late in the game".
We wait to see how the National Basketball Association deals with this and if they'll punish Durant and Cousins any more than just their ejections from the game. For anyone keeping count, this is the second time in three days that Durant has been ejected.
With just over a minute left in the game, Durant and DeMarcus Cousins were both ejected following an on-court confrontation when they exchanged words and needed to be separated.
"I got to be more focused, I got to be more poised", Durant said, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. But things reached a boiling point in the fourth quarter when Cousins almost head butted Durant to get things really started. "We're not composed out there", he told Mercurynews.com. "I thought the league handled it well", Kerr said. "We're getting way too emotional". We said what we had to say and just moved on.
Though the Warriors didn't carry their momentum into the fourth quarter, they did play bucket-for-bucket with New Orleans and finally took their first lead of the half on an Andre Iguodala transition dunk with eight and a half minutes to play. We know that he plays that way so I can't get involved in that.