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

"We're a championship team", Kerr said. "We have to be poised and we have to execute out there".

Durant, who scored 19 points, blamed himself for getting too emotional.

The initial diagnosis of Curry's injury remains a sprain, meaning we could see him return to the court sooner rather than later, although we'll have to wait until the results of the MRI later today to confirm that. Get the app and get the game.

The general feeling is "these guys want everything". (That's if they haven't already arrived at the destination.) The regular season doesn't matter, but you don't want to go into the postseason known as the most negatively demonstrative team in the league. Durant was ejected from Friday's win over Orlando for calling a referee a not-safe-for-work name. Livingston was suspended for one game while Kirkland was stripped of his referee assignments for a week for not defusing the situation.

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.

However, that apparently wasn't the end of the beef between Durant and Cousins, as a report indicates that security had to step in to separate the two big men and prevent a potential altercation off the floor. Players who collect 16 technical fouls in a season that are classified as unsportsmanlike receive an automatic one-game suspension.

Kevin Durant is getting good at playing the villain role. "That's just who he is, I gotta be me". We'll just keep talking to him about it, keep showing it and, hopefully, he's got to get better at it. "It's late in the game". It was only his second time in eight games scoring single digits though, and he'll get a chance to bounce back Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets.

The Warriors (19-6) trailed by as many as 21 points late in the second quarter and by 20 at half-time, but they rallied to beat the Pelicans for the 20th time in their last 21 meetings. "We got in each other's faces, but that's just how it is, you know what I'm saying?" Every time I get ejected I make sure it's late in the game. Especially somebody like Cousins, we know that he's feisty, we know that he's emotional.

"As bad as this loss is - and I don't look at anything as a moral victory - what we keep proving is that we have the ability to play extended minutes with the world champs", Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said.

Cousins now has seven technical fouls through the first 24 games of the season, getting into unsafe territory given his propensity to reach the NBA's max of 16, as he did last season.

Green leads the National Basketball Association in technical fouls with seven. That was the now infamous punch to LeBron's groin that cost Green a game.

"Hopefully, my fans still show up and support the other guys if I'm not out there", he said.

Who Public Bettors Like: Golden State. But they felt like we both were in the wrong.

Vanessa Coleman