clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NBA rescinds Kevin Durant’s technical foul

Durant is back to two techs after this third was taken back.

NBA: Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has rescinded a technical foul called against Kevin Durant during Thursday’s playoff game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Durant and the Clippers’ JaMychal Green received double technical fouls early in the third quarter, as they were talking animatedly to each other. Both players seemed shocked when the technicals were called, and in post-game comments each clarified that they were not saying anything negative to each other.

Green had his technical rescinded as well, and it’s definitely the right move by the league to backtrack on that poor call.

It’s also very important for Durant, who picked up a pair of techs in Saturday’s Game 1 after getting into it with Patrick Beverley. If a player earns seven technical fouls in the playoffs, they are suspended for a game. Had Thursday’s T held up, KD would have used up half of his available techs, through only three games.

Safe to say Durant - and Green - are both hoping for less reactionary refereeing for Sunday’s Game 4.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Golden State of Mind Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Golden State Warriors news from Golden State of Mind