Steve Kerr on Warriors' ejections: 'We're getting way too emotional'

Steve Kerr on Warriors' ejections: 'We're getting way too emotional'

The final three minutes of Monday's contest were loaded with pivotal moments for Golden State, as Durant was ejected for the second time on the team's six-game road trip while Steph Curry exited in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle injury. Durant was also ejected in a victory over Orlando last Friday, and Shaun Livingston for arguing over an official's non-call in a win over Miami on Sunday.

"We're a championship team", Kerr said. Kirkland was suspended by the league for a week for his role in the incident, which led to the two bumping foreheads.

"But I've got to be more poised".

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.

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The tussle between Durant and Cousins came with 74 seconds left and the game essentially decided, with Golden State leading 118-110. But this escalated when, when the ball was dead, Durant walked over and started jawing at Cousins (Draymond Green was the guy with the level head getting between them). "We got in each other's faces, but that's just how it is, you know what I'm saying?" Durant has had three in the past 18 games, one more than he had in his previous 810. I make sure it's late in the game if I want to do something.

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. We're getting way too emotional, myself included. "We know that he plays that way, so I can't get involved with that - that's just who he is, I've got to be me". Get the app and get the game.

"Every time I got ejected, I make sure it's late in the game", Durant said.

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.