In fact, after the halftime breather, the Warriors emerged with a fire in their eyes, as they started the second half on a 15-0 run that cut New Orleans' lead to just five.
With a minute left of the Warriors' 125-115 road victory against the Pelicans on Monday night, Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, two of the NBA's best players, began jawing with each other. After sitting out the previous two games with a sore knee, Iguodala's presence was a welcome addition to a Golden State lineup that lost backup point guard Shaun Livingston to a one-game suspension on Monday afternoon and reserve shooting guard Patrick McCaw to a nose injury midway through the second quarter.
The Advocate also confirmed extra security was brought in to keep Cousins and Durant apart after the game.
Cousins has always been a magnet for technical fouls, but at that moment of the game both he and Durant should have been smarter about this.
"It's absolutely too much", Steve Kerr said. "We're not composed out there", he told Mercurynews.com. We've got to be poised and we've got to execute. We're just talking, getting into it....it's a heated matchup, it was a heated conversation. "That's who he is, I got to be me".
"We've got to show some poise when things aren't going our way and stop worrying about everything else and just worry about the game". But the story became about the former Oklahoma City Thunder star after his third ejection this season.
"Every time I got ejected, I make sure it's late in the game", Durant said. "It's late in the game".
"I got to be more focused, I got to be more poised", he said. "I thought the league handled it well", Kerr said. Especially somebody like Cousins.
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.
Check out Durant & Boogie's altercations (below) and let us know what you think of it.