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MVP’s ejected from the game.

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Curry and Durant in postgame interview (courtesy of NBA)

Curry and Durant in postgame interview (courtesy of NBA)

Curry and Durant in postgame interview (courtesy of NBA)

Stephanie Medina, Reporter

With 43 seconds game left in the game, frustrated Steph Curry threw his mouthpiece at the baseline where official Scott Wall was standing. He was immediately ejected from the game. Seconds later, Kevin Durant was ejected for yelling at the referee. As the players walked to the locker room, they were booed by fans and Durant flashed them the ring finger to remind who had the ring. The Warriors aren’t having a good season and both players know that. They started the season against the Houston Rockets where they lost 122-121. They beat the New Orleans Pelicans but were outplayed by the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors can’t afford to get their star players ejected from the game, especially during the fourth quarter. Power forward Draymond Green says he knows it’s a hit to the team when both start players are ejected.

“I’ve got to talk to those guys an let them know that we need those guys on the floor and then maybe we can win a game. But right now, we’re not good because guys are getting ejected,” said Green.

Curry had a game-high with 37 points but was having foul trouble all night. Curry felt some of the ref’s calls should have been in his favor.

“That last play, I thought I got fouled, and my frustration boiled over. I did something stupid. I deserved to get kicked out, and that’s what happened. Obviously, I’ll learn from it and try not to do it again,” said Curry in the postgame interview.

Durant felt Curry was also fouled and let the ref know right away.

“I felt Steph got fouled on that drive, and I let Wall know about it, and he threw me out,” said Durant in the postgame interview.

Curry was asked if he threw it on purpose and said no. Curry said he had better aim and would’ve hit the ref if he was trying.

“I didn’t throw my mouthpiece at the ref. I got better aim than that. I threw it out of frustration,” said Curry.

Now the league has to decide whether or not to suspend Curry or just fine him. Curry doesn’t believe he deserves a suspension.

“I’ve thrown my mouthpiece plenty of times and thrown it on the floor. It’s probably not the best thing to do, but I’ve done it. I own up to it. I don’t think it’s a suspension or anything. My pockets will be a lot lighter for sure, though,” said Curry.

Curry and Durant just let the emotions boil over. With the Warriors season record at 1-2, they say they have nothing to worry about. It’s just the beginning of the season. They still 79 more games to go.

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