The Golden State Warriors have had a number of emotional outbursts during their current road trip. Shortly after Cousins and Durant made their way back into their respective locker rooms, local WVLA reporter Morgan Beard sent out a tweet indicating that something may have nearly gone down between Cousins and Durant as they made their final exits.
During another exchange, Durant talked trash to Cousins and stepped up to the Pelicans big man. Moments later, both players were ejected, and teammates and coaches had to intervene to separate the two.
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.
The technical foul was Cousins' seventh of the season. "I got to be more focused, I got to be more poised", Durant told reporters. "I know I have a reputation in this league, and I know I'll never get the benefit of the doubt, so I've just got to keep trying to do the right thing". I can't get involved with that. The Hornets entered play on Tuesday 26th in the league in field-goal percentage (.443) while Golden State (.514) leads the National Basketball Association. Cousins had 19 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. You know that he's feisty, you know that he's emotional, you know that he plays that way. "We got in each other's faces, but that's just how it is", Durant said. "Obviously, we don't want him suspended".
Kerr said composure will be a further topic of discussion for his team this week. "We're not composed out there".
The defending National Basketball Association champions said the MRI indicated Curry's ankle "is stable and structurally intact". We have to be poised and we have to execute out there. Last night brought us the latest incident, in which Durant got into it with Boogie Cousins during the final minutes of the game, earning himself a second tech and an ejection. I have to do a better job of that, too.