Kevin Durant: Foul on Justin Anderson was unintentional

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Sunday April 24th, 2016

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant admitted that the foul for which he was ejected in Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks was a flagrant, but maintains that it was unintentional.

“I wasn't trying to hurt him,” Durant said via ESPN. "Plenty of plays this season where I blocked shots like that from behind. Just unfortunate I fouled him over the head. It was a flagrant, even though I wasn't trying to intentionally foul him. The refs had to make a decision and they made the right one. It was just bad timing. I wasn't trying to hurt him.

"What happened tonight was unfortunate. I didn't mean to flagrant foul Justin Anderson."

Durant committed the foul with under a minute left in the game while trying to block a shot from Anderson. Durant swiped for the ball, but instead hit the rookie  in the face.

Video: Kevin Durant ejected for Flagrant 2 foul

After reviewing the play, Durant was assessed a flagrant 2, meaning that he could be forced to miss game 5.

Durant apologized for the foul after the game, sending Anderson a text.

The Thunder won the game 119–108 to take a 3–1 advantage in the series.

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