Warriors coach Steve Kerr doesn’t think Kevin Durant, Patrick Beverley deserved to get ejected in Game 1
The Golden State Warriors shocked absolutely no one by taking a 1-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend. Though the Dubs won Game 1 by the score of 121-104, such an outing didn’t come without at least some controversy.
Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley had a heated showdown in the game, with the latter playing his usual scrappy and annoying defense on the former. The two eventually got ejected as tempers boil over. However, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr was none too pleased with either player getting ejected and said he doesn’t believe that either should have been tossed.
“Seeing the highlights from last night, I’m not sure anybody deserved to get kicked out of the game,” Kerr recently told reporters, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I didn’t think it was that bad.”
Steve Kerr wasn’t the only coach that was upset with the officiating though, as Clippers head coach Doc Rivers made sure to comment on the situation following his team’s Game 1 loss to the Warriors.
“I saw a couple guys on the other team cursing, yelling, pointing, yelling and nothing,” Rivers said. “It’s just not right. My tech by the way, and you can read my lips, I said, ‘All I want is consistency.’ That was what I got a tech for at halftime.”
With Golden State slated to host Game 2 of the opening round series on Monday evening at Oracle Arena, the Warriors will be looking to take a commanding 2-0 lead over the always dangerous Clippers.