Warriors vs. Bucks on Thursday night
- Author: Terrell Bush Apr 01, 2018,
Apr 01, 2018, 2:59
Late in the second quarter, Durant drove to the basket and clearly there were contact, although a foul was not called.
Kevin Durant was ejected for an outburst of profanities directed at an official just before half time, but even at that point, the Bucks were starting to assert their dominance over their opponent. Durant however, was mainly upset that he couldn't finish his first game back from a rib injury that sidelined him for six games. After promptly being hit with one technical foul, Durant then ran toward the official again, earning his second T, which resulted in an automatic ejection. "You got to show up because if you don't show up they're going to embarrass you".
As a team, the Warriors shot a healthy 54 percent from the field and 10 of 20 from the three-point line but they committed a total of 18 turnovers and were totally out of sorts after Durant was ejected in the second quarter.
Houston clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and Golden State fell a game behind East-leading Toronto for the NBA's second-best record.
"I used to care about the game and the lifestyle", he told ESPN.
Maker is averaging 12.9 FanDuel points per game this season.
Durant stood near the Warriors bench in disbelief before heading to the locker room.
Unfortunately, this game doesn't mean much for either team as Thursday night's loss against Milwaukee locked up the number one seed for Houston, and the Kings are now tanking to get the top pick in the upcoming draft. Center Thon Maker (right groin) missed his third straight game.
The Warriors will be back in action Saturday night when they travel to Sacramento to face the Kings.
A day later, Durant explained why his emotions have been getting the best of him. There's a chance he could play Saturday.