It was the fifth time he was ejected this season, which is the highest mark in the National Basketball Association.
Durant missed a lay-up, thought he was fouled on his way to the rim, and immediately took his complaint up with the referee...even though the Warriors got the offensive rebound.
Sidelined by a fractured rib the previous six games, Durant argued after no foul was called on a drive through three defenders. "After the first technical foul was issued, the official tried to walk away, started to away, and the vulgarity escalated, and then he was assessed a second technical foul for the escalation of the vulgarity, resulting in an ejection".
"What we did as a team was special, and I want to experience that again". The Rockets clinched homecourt advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs with Golden State's loss.
Unfortunately, this game doesn't mean much for either team as Thursday night's loss against Milwaukee locked up the number one seed for Houston, and the Kings are now tanking to get the top pick in the upcoming draft.
The Warriors remain firmly in the No. 2 slot in the West and Kerr refused to make too much out of Durant's ejection.
"I think Kevin just had a moment".
"I used to care about the game and the lifestyle", he told ESPN.
Durant, who finished the game with 10 points in 17 minutes, was rather unapologetic afterward.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr sent Durant a text message after Thursday's game, encouraging the forward to put the ejection behind him and move forward. "What people say, how they view you, it's not important".
Thompson is officially listed as "probable" for the team's clash with the Sacramento Kings Saturday night, but is expected to play.
A day later, Durant explained why his emotions have been getting the best of him. The other half of the "Splash Brothers", Klay Thompson, will return soon from a fractured thumb.