Things got a little heated between the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
During the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the teams’ NBA Western Conference semifinal series at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Jazz center Rudy Gobert elbowed Warriors star Kevin Durant in the side while trying to get post position. Durant didn’t take kindly to the contact, responding with a double-forearm shove to Gobert’s back.
The two players had to be separated, and Durant was given a flagrant foul and a technical foul for the incident.
Durant’s outburst had been brewing for some time, as the Warriors star had some NSFW language for Utah’s mascot earlier in the fourth quarter.
Golden State won Game 3 102-91 on the back of Durant’s 38-point, 13-rebound performance to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
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