But things reached a boiling point in the fourth quarter when Cousins almost head butted Durant to get things really started. In October, Draymond Green was ejected after scuffling with the Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, while Durant and Stephen Curry were tossed from a game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies for arguing with officials. He reported that security had to close a couple doors to keep Cousins and Durant separated.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr also spoke about the altercation-the one that took place on the court-and said that his team hasn't been "composed" enough in recent weeks.
After the Warriors' forward entered the lane, he made contact with Cousins under the hoop on a drive that he thought should have resulted in a pair of free throw attempts.
"I don't want to get injured", he said, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.com. "That's who he is, I got to be me". Every time I get ejected I make sure it's late in the game. Last night brought us the latest incident, in which Durant got into it with Boogie Cousins during the final minutes of the game, earning himself a second tech and an ejection. "We got in each other's faces, but that's just how it is, you know what I'm saying? 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".
"I know I've been through this before on this ankle, and knowing the surgical repairs from like five or six years ago are fine, I should be able to bounce back". "I'm not going to fight nobody", Durant said. Durant has had three in the past 18 games, one more than he had in his previous 810. "It's late in the game". We're just talking, we're just getting into it. "Obviously, we don't want him suspended". I love to play, I love making money for my family. The Warriors play next on Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets, while the Pelicans play on the same night against the Denver Nuggets.