Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said THIS to NBA referees before ejection in Trail Blazers loss

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Kerr was left fuming after officials called Green for a flagrant foul on Portland’s Zach Collins.

The 53-year-old coach smashed his clipboard down onto the court and was caught on camera waving his arms and shouting at the referee, before being helped off the court by Kevin Durant.

Kerr’s initial on-court protest saw him given a technical foul and as he continued to argue he was given another one and was ejected from the game. Green also picked up a technical.

After the final buzzer, Kerr explained what said to the official Ken Mauer.

“I was just shocked that was called a flagrant foul,” Kerr said.

“I am not sure how that is determined, I am not sure if it is determined in New York or by the official on the floor.

“But that was head scratching, that could be called a flagrant foul.

“I mean the guy is going in for a dunk, you got to make sure he doesn’t dunk it.

“I told Kenny that I begged to differ.”

When explaining his action Kerr admitted he had forgotten about spiking the clipboard into the court after the call.

“I forgot about that part,” he said.

“There might have been a couple of other words in there too.

“I’ll have to ask the owner if the clipboard broke when I threw it down.

“I got a little anger out so that is good.”

This is the last game for Golden State before they head into the All-Star break and they struggled to outscore the Trail Blazers who spread their scoring out across the team.

Warriors stars Steph Curry and Durant both finished the game with 32 points, but they were the only two players to hit double figures for Golden State.

Portland however, saw every starter score in double digits, as well as three players from their bench.

Blazers guard Damian Lillard led the way with 29 points, three rebounds and eight assists.

Golden State played the game without center DeMarcus Cousins and key reserves Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston as they looked to give them some rest.

Another who will be looking forward to the break is Klay Thompson, who suffered a horrific finger injury against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.

Thompson only managed to score nine points against Portland, making two-of-six from the field and only two-of-seven from beyond the arc.

The 29-year-old also added four rebounds and eight assists.

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