The Oklahoma City Thunder had to play part of the second half of last night's game against the Brooklyn Nets without their star. Kevin Durant was ejected late in the game for arguing a call. He was upset about some of the calls the Nets were getting and the referee Danny Crawford took exception when Durant said something.
The Thunder went on to lose the game without Durant on the court. The Nets surged ahead and won 110-93. There should be no additional repercussions for Durant arising out of the ejection, but it was surprising to see. He has been in the league for six seasons now, and he had never been ejected until last night.
"I just thought it was a bad call. You get frustrated throughout a game, you show emotion. That's how you can tell you love it," said Durant.Durant still managed to score 27 points in the time he was in the game, but it wasn't enough. The Thunder dropped to 24-7. The Nets improved to 17-15 on the season. Despite the loss, the Thunder still hold the best record in the Western Conference.
Durant has had a fantastic season thus far. He is averaging 28.4 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. Durant is third in the league in scoring behind Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony.