In normal circumstances, the moment may have prompted Kevin Durant to show excitement over bullying past Orlando forward Aaron Gordon into the paint and pulling up for an easy floater. Instead, Durant turned toward official Eric Lewis, glared at him and expressed his displeasure over a non-call on an earlier possession. And just like that, Durant was tossed with 4:52 left of the Warriors’ eventual 133-112 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday. “The refs run the game. So if they’re not feeling good today, they can just make any decision they want,” Durant said afterwards. “I have to know they got all the power. I got to just shut up and take it.” Durant refused to shut up, though. “He said a bad word, a magic word,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I told Scott Foster that ‘I call you that all the time and you never kick me out.’ He said, ‘But I am one!’” Lewis apparently did not have the same sense of humor.
Kevin Durant on ejection: ‘The refs run the game’
San Jose Mercury News | Dec 2