Steve Kerr on Warriors' ejections: 'We're getting way too emotional'

Steve Kerr on Warriors' ejections: 'We're getting way too emotional'

Steve Kerr on Warriors' ejections: 'We're getting way too emotional'

But things reached a boiling point in the fourth quarter when Cousins almost head butted Durant to get things really started.

Both players were eventually ejected, with Cousins being tossed and then provoking Durant into an identical fate, and the two All-Stars were not exactly shy in going at one another for all to see. He reported that security had to close a couple doors to keep Cousins and Durant separated.

The Warriors had trailed by 21 points just before halftime before a 15-0 third-quarter run and a double-double from Stephen Curry put the top-heavy Pelicans away and improved Steve Kerr's team to 19-6 this season.

Cousins said after Tuesday's practice that he tries to avoid being confrontational when teams push his buttons, but he'll have to do a better job going forward.

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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.

"If it escalates, we got teammates and so many people that can get in between and prevent us from doing anything stupid because we're grown men, we don't want to get into nothing". Especially somebody like Cousins, we know that he's feisty, we know that he's emotional. We have to be poised and we have to execute out there. Cousins also took credit for another block earlier in the game that ultimately led to a technical foul on Draymond Green. We know that he plays that way so I can't get involved in that. "It's late in the game". "We're getting way too emotional". "Obviously, we don't want him suspended". "I love making money for my family, so I'm not trying to get suspended". The Warriors play next on Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets, while the Pelicans play on the same night against the Denver Nuggets.

At the end of the half, Steph Curry and Durant carried plus-minuses of -25 to the locker room, as a Warriors' defense that looked good on its first three games of a six-game road trip collapsed.

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