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Durant backtracks after complimenting Draymond’s ‘composure’

OAKLAND – Draymond Green’s 12th technical foul of the season came during the midst of an historic offensive third quarter for the Warriors Thursday night. Draymond tried to take a charge from Clippers’ forward Blake Griffin, but was called for a defensive foul instead. His reaction directed towards the referee earned him a tech; his reaction to his coach earned him a seat on the bench.

Kevin Durant was the first person to try and step between Draymond and the referee so he had a front-row seat to the growing momentum that exploded into a classic Draymond Green full-blown tirade. He calmly tried to explain after the game that he was proud of his fiery teammate for the way he kept his cool despite playing almost the entire second half with four fouls.

Then he quickly caught himself, clearly remembering the full-on fireworks display he witnessed between not only Green and the referee, but also with head coach Steve Kerr.


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