The Warriors, who have beaten New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 meetings, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the second half after trailing 69-49 at the half.
Late in the Golden State Warriors win against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, both Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins were ejected from the game after an on-court altercation between the two. Durant was also ejected in a victory over Orlando last Friday, and Shaun Livingston for arguing over an official's non-call in a win over Miami on Sunday. We said what we had to say and just moved on. Kirkland was suspended by the league for a week for his role in the incident, which led to the two bumping foreheads.
"I got to be more focused, I got to be more poised", he said.
National Basketball Association superstars Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins were both thrown out of their matchup Monday after almost getting into a fight.
The Pelicans big man has developed a reputation for his emotional outbursts on the court and he's already picked up seven technical fouls in the first 24 games of this season. But this escalated when, when the ball was dead, Durant walked over and started jawing at Cousins (Draymond Green was the guy with the level head getting between them). "We got to be poised and we got to execute out there".More news: Special counsel details $3.2 million in spending on Russian Federation case
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It wasn't immediately clear what had caused the confrontation, which came as the Warriors led by eight points-although the Pelicans' collapse may have had something to do with it.
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.
For the third time this season, Kevin Durant has managed to get himself tossed before the game has ended. "I'm not messing up like that in the first or second quarter-make sure it's late in the game if I want to do something". Especially somebody like Cousins, we know that he's feisty, we know that he's emotional.
"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". We're just talking, we're just getting into it.