Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins ejected late in Warriors win

Durant was critical of the officials' decision after the game. Cousins did not talk to media. The ejection was Durant's third in 18 games

Kahron Spearman

For the third time in the past 18 games, Golden State Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant found himself thrown out of a game, after jawing with New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins late in a Warriors 125-115 win Monday night. Cousins was also tossed, after both had earned technicals earlier in the contest. "I got to be more focused, I got to be more poised," Durant said in the postgame presser.

I thought he just threw us out pretty quick, to be honest. We got in each other's faces, but that's just how it is, you know what I'm saying? It's late in the game. Every time I get ejected I make sure it's late in the game. I'm not messing up like that in the first or second quarter -- make sure it's late in the game if I want to do something.

Kevin Durant
Forward, Golden State Warriors

"I can't let anybody take me off my game. I've been in the league too long," Durant continued. "Especially somebody like Cousins, we know that he's feisty, we know that he's emotional. We know that he plays that way so I can't get involved in that. That's who he is, I got to be me."