Durant: Refs Made Correct Call on Flagrant Foul, Ejection


Kevin Durant was called for a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 119-108 Game 4 win over the Dallas Mavericks, his first career postseason ejection and second career ejection.

With 50.6 seconds left, Durant bit on a pump fake by rookie Justin Anderson and swiped at the ball as Anderson went into his shooting motion. Durant’s forearm hit Anderson in the face, and after review, Durant was tagged with a flagrant 2, which leads to an automatic ejection.

“I wasn’t trying to hurt him,” Durant said after the game. “Plenty of plays this season where I blocked shots like that from behind. Just unfortunate I fouled him over the head. It was a flagrant, even though I wasn’t trying to intentionally foul him. The refs had to make a decision and they made the right one. It was just bad timing. I wasn’t trying to hurt him.”

Source: Royce Young of ESPN

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