After sitting out the previous two games with a sore knee, Iguodala's presence was a welcome addition to a Golden State lineup that lost backup point guard Shaun Livingston to a one-game suspension on Monday afternoon and reserve shooting guard Patrick McCaw to a nose injury midway through the second quarter. "It's a heated matchup, it's a heated conversation, and we said what we had to say and moved on".
"I don't want to get injured", he said, per Nick Friedell of ESPN.com.
The Warriors had the ball and were setting up their play, when DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Durant bumped into each other, pushed off a little, and jawed at each other - something that happens 50 times a game.
Earlier this week, Kevin Durant was ejected for arguing with a referee in a win against the Orlando Magic.
Durant is perfectly aware of what's taken place this season, yet he was still baited into this ejection after having read the book on Cousins - if you can't beat them, get tossed with them. We've got to be poised and we've got to execute.
Despite their inability to overtake Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets, the Warriors' are still only just 0.5 games behind the top seed in the West.
"We've got to show some poise when things aren't going our way and stop worrying about everything else and just worry about the game". "Every time I get ejected, I make sure it's late in the game", Durant said.
But it's a surprising pattern for Durant, who now has been tossed two times in the last four days and leads the National Basketball Association with three ejections through 25 games. We know that he plays that way so I can't get involved in that.
During the Warriors' 125-115 win over the Pelicans last night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Durant managed to go 8-of-21 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line in 35 minutes, scoring 19 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and six turnovers. We're getting way too emotional, myself included.