The Golden State Warriors stormed back in the closing minutes of regulation in order to force overtime against the Los Angeles Clippers in their showdown at the Staples Center on Monday night but the defending champions did not have enough in the tank, in the end, to get the job done with Stephen Curry out of the lineup.
With that being the case, the fact that fans saw tempers flare a bit between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green prior to the overtime period is something that has made all sorts of headlines following the loss as the former league MVP was clearly not happy with his teammate once the buzzer sounded at the end of the fourth quarter.
As you can see from the video clip below, courtesy of SportsCenter’s official Twitter account, Durant took issue with Green pushing the ball up the floor and ultimately turning it over in the closing seconds of regulation and that led to one animated huddle during the break in the action.
Tensions ran high between KD and Draymond after going into OT with the Clippers. pic.twitter.com/J1EX86uNSz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 13, 2018
As if that exchange on the sideline wasn’t bad enough, Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com are reporting that things carried over to the locker room after the loss as teammates reportedly loudly confronted Green for his decision-making on the final play of regulation in what was described as one of the most intense exchanges of the Golden State area.
While neither Durant or Green spoke with the media following the loss, one of their teammates provided the media in attendance with their take on what happened during that huddle and why things got so heated between the All-Star forwards.
“Obviously, Dray had the turnover. Guys might have thought they were open or wanted the basketball, didn’t get it. Things happen like that in sports, but it was good to see some fire, some emotion,” said Shaun Livingston, according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.