The Golden State Warriors lost to the L.A. Clippers Monday night, 121-116. Kevin Durant fouled out of the game and he seemed pretty frustrated. That frustration may have led to an early exit from the locker room before the media even entered.
It was also pointed out after the game that Kevin Durant and Draymond Green got into it on the bench at the end of regulation. Durant wanted Green to pass the ball to him, but the latter kept the ball and the clock ran out.
The frustration from Durant is pretty understandable because he has made clutch shots before. Most vivid among fans’ memories are his big-time shots in the Warriors’ past two NBA Finals stints against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This really should not be an issue at all because Durant and Green have had these moments in the past, proving in the end, though, that they’re mere hiccups to their chemistry.
It should not raise any concern, but due to Kevin Durant being a potential free agent next summer, people will nitpick this occurrence. Whenever Durant is frustrated or gets into it with Green, it will always be headline news no matter what the situation is.
Despite the frustrations, Durant still had a stellar game against the Clippers Monday night. He finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and two blocks.
Quick Kevin Durant exit from the locker room tonight. Gone before reporters entered.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 13, 2018