N.B.A announced That’s what he said. Golden State Warriors Guard Stephen Curry was fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands during Wednesday night’s game against the team. Memphis Grizzlies. Curry was ejected for his actions with 74 seconds left in a close game, but the reason he threw his boo was because of the team’s fruitless offensive layup just seconds earlier.
With 1:23 left in the fourth quarter and the Warriors up by two, Klay Thompson missed a mid-range jumper that would have doubled the Warriors’ lead. Donte DiVincenzo grabbed the offensive board and quickly passed to Jordan Poole, and that’s where things got out of hand.
Calling Curry the ball, Poole threw down a quick 3-pointer. He missed it. Carrie, out of frustration with Poole, angrily throws the mouthpiece into the stands. This prompted the officials to immediately eject him from the game.
Exorcism was the third of Curry’s career, and the other two were memorable for similar reasons. Both were involved when Curry threw the mouthpiece. One came against it Cleveland Cavaliers In the 2016 NBA Finals. Another one, coincidentally enough, came in 2017 with these same grizzlies.
“He knows he’s not going to make that mistake again,” coach Steve Kerr said after the game.
Fortunately for the Warriors, Curry’s absence didn’t cost them the game. The Grizzlies were able to tie the score twice, but the Warriors were able to pull away on a dramatic layup by Poole with just one second left on the clock.
Poole shared his frustration with the decision to send Curry off after the game. “There’s no reason for him to be thrown in the last three minutes of the game,” he said on ESPN’s broadcast. “He’s one of the greatest players of all time.” Regardless of the outcome, officials will face little scrutiny over their decision to eject Curry. In a nationally televised matchup between two Western Conference rivals, fans want a star like Curry on the floor, not a momentary display of emotion.