Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins Ejected Amid Testy Warriors-Pelicans Tussle

Erica Murray
December 6, 2017

It's possible Durant and Cousins could be assessed $25,000 fines for failing to leave the court in a timely manner, but we'll have to wait and see what the league chooses to do.

In addition to these two getting ejected, Warriors point guard, Steph Curry, also left the game with a serious ankle sprain. We're a championship team. It's hard to blame Kerr for feeling that way, too.

On Monday, Draymond Green was almost ejected following a verbal tirade on referee Derrick Stafford. Kevin Durant was also assessed a technical foul early in the game.

The Warriors have had a player ejected in three straight games with Durant recording three ejections in the past 18 games after just four in the previous 810. Things had been brewing between the two throughout the entire game.

Thompson exploded for nine points in the first 4:07 of the fourth quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers, the give Golden State a 100-98 lead.

The Warriors were given three more technical fouls on Monday in their comeback win over New Orleans.

In the blink of an eye, the game had turned, as a Pelicans' team that looked like it could do no wrong suddenly had no chance of competing with the Warriors.

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, November 29.

The Warriors almost erased their entire halftime deficit in the third quarter, outscoring New Orleans 39-22 to trail just 91-88 entering the fourth quarter. Aided by some extra zest because the reigning champs are in town for a second time this season, Monday's Pelicans at first dominated the Warriors in emphatic fashion and Golden State's third win versus New Orleans this season seemed out of sight.

Shaun Livingston didn't play Monday because he was suspended a game for making contact with referee Courtney Kirkland in Sunday's victory over the Heat. I can't let anybody take me off my game.

"I thought he threw us out pretty quick, to be honest".

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