Golden State coach Steve Kerr's furious reaction to a flagrant foul call earned him an ejection as the Warriors lost to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The defending NBA champions' five-game winning streak was unceremoniously snapped as the Blazers reeled off a 35-12 run in the fourth quarter to roll to a resounding 129-107 victory.
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The Warriors were trailing 110-103 with 3:54 left in the game when Draymond Green was called for a flagrant foul on Portland's Zach Collins.
Coach Kerr was incandescent with rage over the decision, slamming his clipboard to the court in protest. He was handed a technical foul.
When he vehemently protested that decision, the officials handed him a second technical foul, resulting in his ejection from the game. Not wanting to be left out, the incident-prone Green picked up a technical for good measure.
Wednesday night's scores
- Golden State Warriors 107-129 Portland Trail Blazers
- Houston Rockets 111-121 Minnesota Timberwolves
- Milwaukee Bucks 106-97 Indiana Pacers
- Detroit Pistons 110-118 Boston Celtics
- Philadelphia 76ers 126-111 New York Knicks
- Sacramento Kings 118-120 Denver Nuggets
- Brooklyn Nets 148-139 Cleveland Cavaliers (3OT)
- Washington Wizards 120-129 Toronto Raptors
- Phoenix Suns 107-134 Los Angeles Clippers
- Memphis Grizzlies 110-122 Chicago Bulls
- Miami Heat 112-101 Dallas Mavericks
With Kerr in the locker room and the Blazers rampant, it took just two more minutes for the Warriors deficit to balloon to 126-103, condemning the champions to their first defeat since January 31.
Click the video at the top of the page to see Kerr's furious reaction and his subsequent ejection, along with analysis of the game.