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

Tricia Pearson
December 6, 2017

The Golden State Warriors keep winning basketball games by wide margins, the latest against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Curry finished with 31 points, hitting five triples, and 11 assists for the Warriors (19-6), winners of four straight games.

The Warriors, who have beaten New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 meetings, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the second half after trailing 69-49 at the half.

For the third time this season, Kevin Durant has managed to get himself tossed before the game has ended.

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that he's talked to Cousins about his technical fouls and the team will do everything it can to make sure the star big man stays on the court.

"I thought he [the referee] just threw us out pretty quick, to be honest", Durant told ESPN after his confrontation with Cousins.

Durant spoke about his ejection afterwards.

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Kerr after Monday's game said his team needs to maintain its composure and not get reactionary to adverse situations.

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. "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".

The Warriors had one other player finish in double-digit scoring, who we'll discuss first as we dive into our three takeaways from Monday night's win.

Cousins said after Tuesday's practice that he tries to avoid being confrontational when teams push his buttons, but he'll have to do a better job going forward. We've got to be poised and we've got to execute.

"Every time I got ejected, I make sure it's late in the game", Durant said. We're just talking, we're just getting into it.

With Davis (groin, day-to-day) out, the Pelicans stunned the Warriors early and led by as much as 21, 68-48, in the closing seconds of the first half.

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