The Warriors forward, unlike Green, never had much of a reputation as an instigator or trash-talker before coming to Golden State.
The Warriors have had a player ejected in three straight games with Durant recording three ejections in the past 18 games after just four in the previous 810.
The Warriors, who have beaten New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 meetings, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the second half after trailing 69-49 at the half. With a little more than a minute remaining in the game and Golden State comfortably ahead, the two got tangled up on a play and briefly started arguing with one another before a referee stepped in, gave both of them technical fouls, and ejected them from the contest.
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. "I don't want to get injured".
"I've just got to stay locked in and stay focused on the game", he said. "I thought the league handled it well", Kerr said.
After being tossed Friday night in Orlando, Durant exchanged words with Pelicans' big man DeMarcus Cousins in the waning moments and both players were sent off the floor by the officials.
We wait to see how the National Basketball Association deals with this and if they'll punish Durant and Cousins any more than just their ejections from the game. Durant and Cousins have history, albeit fairly ancient-they went head-to-head in 2015-16, when Durant was still with the Thunder and Cousins a member of the Sacramento Kings. "We're not composed out there", he told Mercurynews.com. We're getting way too emotional, myself included. "I'm not messing up like that in the first or second quarter-make sure it's late in the game if I want to do something".
"We're a championship team", Kerr said.
"I know I've been through this before on this ankle, and knowing the surgical repairs from like five or six years ago are fine, I should be able to bounce back".