Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Durant-Green confrontation 'one of most intense' of current era

Durant-Green confrontation 'one of most intense' of current era

An angry late-game exchange on the bench between Durant and Green carried into the Staples Center's visiting locker room, with several of Green's teammates challenging him on his decision-making on the final play of regulation, sources said.

Warriors officials reportedly were working to cool heads on a team that has won three titles in four years and back-to-back championships with Durant - who can be a free agent after the season. Flip the pages for reactions and video of the argument.

It was only a matter of time before Draymond Green, serial provocateur, angered his own team and not just the opposing one.

Following Green and Durant's confrontation, the Warriors rallied together and got burned by Lou Williams' 10 points to fall by five in overtime.

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Durant was visibly upset when Green gathered a defensive rebound in the final moments of a tie game and dribbled the ball up the court before losing control without a shot. The organization is of the belief that Green cut too deep in his disagreement with Durant, sources said. Guys wanted a different outcome than what happened.

The Warriors fell 121-116 in overtime against the Clippers, but the fireworks of the game were reserved for the end of regulation.

"Obviously, Dray had the turnover". According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, turns out it was the "most intense" encounter they, or anyone on the Warriors, have had during the current era with Durant. "But it was good to see some fire, some emotion".

Kevin Durant had 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors before fouling out with 3:46 left in the extra session.

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