Steve Kerr goes ballistic on refs, gets tossed in loss vs. Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was tossed from Wednesday night's 129-107 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers for arguing with officials over a foul call in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors trailed by seven points with less than four minutes remaining in the game, when Warriors forward Draymond Green fouled Portland's Zach Collins.
Officials reviewed the play and determined that a common foul, which was originally called, should be upgraded to a Flagrant 1 foul. Green was also given a technical foul after the play.
Kerr threw his clipboard, began cursing at the refs which led to his ejection, and had to be held back by Kevin Durant.
"I was just shocked that it was called a flagrant foul," Kerr said. "That was head-scratching that could be called a flagrant foul. I mean, the guy's going to go up for a dunk, you got to make sure he doesn't dunk it. So I told (official) Kenny (Mauer) I beg to differ."
That turned the tide of the game as Portland went on a 19-4 run to finish off the defending champions.
Golden State finishes the first half with a 41–16 record, the best in the Western Conference.