Kevin Durant poured in 25 points and seven rebounds in the Warriors’ 133-112 win in Orlando on Friday night but Durant did not play the entire fourth quarter. After a series of complains about no-calls while Durant was driving to the basket, he was ejected from the game.
Per Chris Haynes of ESPN, Durant said that the refs run the game and that they can make any decision they want. He went on to say that he just has to “shut up and take it.”
The initial ejection came from a play where Durant was one-on-one against the Magic’s Aaron Gordon and when KD didn’t get a trip to the free throw line, it was a wrap from there.
“Oh yeah, it should have been two shots, but he didn’t give me an explanation on that,” said Durant. “I guess because I kept asking him about it, he tossed me. I guess I tried to show him up, and he didn’t like it, so he threw me out.”
The NBA has recently been cracking down on coaches and players’ criticisms of officials so expect a fine for Durant.
Flip the page to see Durant’s ejection and his reaction following the game.