Kevin Durant was confused.
The Warriors superstar needed treatment for a cut as the first quarter was winding down Saturday night at Golden 1 Center. Then, the Kings' public address announcer caught Durant's attention.
Scott Moak mentioned an "infectious disease," and Durant shot him a look.
KD's got beef with the PA announcer 😂 pic.twitter.com/gQTxc1M6ot— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 6, 2019
What Moak was referring to was the NBA's guidelines for infection control. According to the league's rulebook, officials must "suspend the game at the earliest appropriate time" if a player is bleeding or blood can be seen. That's what happened to Durant, and it later happened to Kings guard De'Aaron Fox.
Moak again used the "infectious disease" terminology, and he and Durant shared a laugh.
"Nah, me and [Moak] got a good relationship, man," Durant said. "He said it right after that to someone else, I think. It was pretty funny.
"Yeah, he threw me off when he said that because I'd never heard that in an arena before."
It didn't throw Durant off for too long. The 30-year-old shot 11 of 20 from the field and 4 of 5 from the line for 29 points in the Warriors' 127-123 win over the Kings.