Midway through the second quarter of the Warriors’ 123-95 win Sunday night over the Heat, Golden State point guard Shaun Livingston was ejected for making physical contact with an official. Livingston, upset for what he viewed as a no-call on a 13-foot jumper with 6:24 left in the half, stomped over to referee Courtney Kirkland on the baseline and, while unleashing a verbal tirade, brushed foreheads with him. After getting tossed from the game, Livingston untucked his white jersey as he walked off the court. His ejection left the Warriors with only one true point guard, Stephen Curry, the rest of the way. But, with Curry scoring 30 points within the game’s first 28½ minutes, Golden State cruised to the blowout. Now, as they prepare for Monday night’s game in New Orleans, the Warriors will wait to learn if the league will further discipline Livingston, who was unavailable for comment after the game. He is scheduled to rest against the Pelicans regardless.
Warriors await possible punishment for Shaun Livingston
San Francisco Chronicle | Dec 4