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#pounditSaturday, December 4, 2021

Watch: Warriors screwed by bad call after taunting referees

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The Golden State Warriors lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime on Friday night and may have themselves to blame for the circumstances.

The Warriors were down 130-127 to the Timberwolves in overtime and were taking the ball out with 5.8 seconds left. They passed in to Kevin Durant, who raised for a 3-pointer and made it while being contacted. Keita Bates-Diop was called for a foul, but the referees said it occurred prior to Durant’s shot rather than during it. The difference is the Warriors were forced to take the ball out again rather than being tied and having a chance to take the lead on a free throw.

Immediately after, Steph Curry made a three in the corner to tie the game and taunted the refs.

The refs obviously didn’t like that, because they seemingly got revenge by calling a petty foul on Durant on the ensuing possession.

Durant was called for fouling Karl-Anthony Towns with 0.5 seconds left on this play:

That put Towns on the line, where he went 1-for-2. That was enough for Minnesota to win 131-130.

At least Curry didn’t react by throwing his mouthpiece this time.


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