Steph Curry's absence was notable as he works his way back from a groin strain, and in his stead, Kevin Durant took on the role of main option.
The Golden State Warriors have suspended forward Draymond Green for one game, citing conduct detrimental to the team, following his angry exchange with Kevin Durant during Monday night's overtime loss to the LA Clippers. "We're a team that goes through stuff, just like everybody else". Guys might have thought they were open or wanted the basketball, didn't get it. Things happen like that in sports.
Kerr and Myers, who spoke separately, did not seem anxious about any tension spilling over when Green returns from his suspension. "But it was good to see some fire, some emotion". With the final seconds ticking down, Green attempt to dribble through traffic only to lose the ball and fail to get a shot off as time expired.
The exchange between the two took the gloss off a remarkable comeback, which saw the Warriors put together a 19-5 run to haul themselves back into the game and force it into overtime.
Durant, asked following the win in Atlanta if he and Green had been able to "hash anything out", responded, "Nah", before adding when pressed on the matter: "I'm sure we will". "Obviously it's definitely weird not having him around and everything that went down".More news: Victoria Beckham Wins Fashion Icon Award at People's Choice Awards 2018!
However, the defending National Basketball Association champions fell short in the additional period, losing 121-116.
Green apologized after yelling at Kerr during halftime of a game at Oklahoma City in February 2016.
The Clippers snapped a seven-game skid against the Warriors at Staples Center, where they last won on December 25, 2014. "Just coming in a little tired, a little emotionally spent and we had to grind it out", Kerr said.
The Warriors eventually lost 121-116 in overtime.
The 2012 second-round pick brought up his and the Warriors' previous successes prior to Durant's arrival as defense for his decision to bring the ball up with time running out in the fourth quarter instead of giving it to Durant.