While the Golden State Warriors are willing to throw the kitchen sink just to maintain their spot in the Play-In Tournament, Stephen Curry is not willing for any of his teammates to throw away any game. With just over a minute remaining on the game clock on Wednesday, the Warriors held a crucial 2-point lead against the resilient Memphis Grizzlies.
While the 3-Point King wanted his entire team to think and run the attack, Jordan Poole did not think likewise. The 23-year-old guard decided to throw a blind shot from a long way out, which left Curry frustrated. As a result of which, the four-time NBA Champion threw his mouth piece on the court.
Noticing what had just happened, the NBA refs handed Stephen Curry a technical foul, which meant that the Point Guard was bound to be ejected from the game on Wednesday for a bizarre reason. Despite this, he scored game-high 34 points, including a 50% accuracy rate from behind the arc.
Stephen Curry ejected vs. Grizzlies
As per ESPM, crew chief Sean Wright told a pool reporter that Curry received an “automatic ejection” because he “takes his mouth piece and throws into the stands with force.”
With the Warriors losing their marquee scorer, Brandon Clarke dunked to tie the game at 120 with six seconds left. Then, on the final out-of-bounds play, Donte DiVincenzo hit a cutting Jordan Poole for a layup that only left Memphis enough time for a final-second heave. With no timeouts remaining, Desmond Bane just threw the ball out of his hands, accepting another defeat via the hands of Steve Kerr’s Warriors.