Kerr: Warriors' recent ejections stem from a team 'getting way too emotional'
Another day, another ejection for the Golden State Warriors, and head coach Steve Kerr isn't impressed with how his team is handling their on-court emotions.
The Warriors came back from a 20-point halftime deficit Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. They were up eight late in the fourth quarter when Kevin Durant got into an altercation with Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins. Both players were ejected from the game.
"We're not composed out there. We're a championship team,” Kerr told reporters, according to Mark Medina of The Mercury News. "We have to be poised and we have to execute out there. We're getting way too emotional, myself included. I have to do a better job of that, too. But you got to show some poise when things aren't going our way. Stop worrying about everything else and worry about the game."
Durant was also ejected last Friday against the Orlando Magic. Backup point guard Shaun Livingston followed that by getting ejected for getting into an altercation Sunday night against the Miami Heat. Livingston was suspended for one game for the dispute.
That's three ejections in three games for the Warriors.
Kerr believes the ejections are "absolutely too much" and he will have a talk with the team about its frustrations. This has become a narrative for the Warriors throughout the year as emotions tend to run high whenever the Warriors step onto the floor.
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