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Kevin Durant calls out referee on Instagram after Warriors' controversial loss

Kevin Durant calls out referee on Instagram after Warriors' controversial loss

The Warriors' 131-130 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday was shrouded in controversy.

And Kevin Durant wasted no time jumping on social media to call out one of the refs, Leon Wood.

The call in question came after the Warriors had tied the score at 130 in overtime on a dramatic Steph Curry corner 3-pointer.

With 0.5 seconds left on the clock, Anthony Tolliver tried to throw the inbounds pass to Karl-Anthony Towns. Durant appeared to hold on to Towns, and Wood called him for the foul.

Towns went to the line, made the first free throw and missed the second. The clock ran out, and the Warriors lost.

"We deserved to play at least five more minutes of basketball," Durant told the media after the game in Minnesota.

Wood wasn't the only ref Durant went after. Marat Kogut was the one who called a foul on Durant's 3-pointer that was waved off prior to Curry's shot.

"Marat, he was the best player on the floor tonight," Durant said. "He's so good with his whistle that he knew they were going to foul me, and he called it right before I shot the ball, so he's one of the greatest refs of all time."

[RELATED: Steph, KD blast refs after loss to Timberwolves]

Even Curry got in on the Instagram bash game.

Durant -- and Curry -- can expect to write a check to the NBA on Saturday.

Warriors vs. Lakers live stream: How to watch NBA preseason game

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Warriors vs. Lakers live stream: How to watch NBA preseason game

It seems like we’ve been here before.

The Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers will match up for the third time this preseason Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The two played just two days ago at Staples Center, with the Lakers coming out on top with a 104-98 win.

Steph Curry will not play in the penultimate preseason game for Golden State, and forward Omari Spellman will also sit after a tweaked back suffered in Monday night’s loss.

Anthony Davis, who missed Monday’s game, is expected to suit up for Los Angeles.

[RELATED: How Steph plans to stay healthy through heavy workload]

Here’s how you can watch Warriors-Lakers:

When: Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV -- Get a free trial!

Steve Kerr jokes with Klay Thompson about redshirt year with Warriors

Steve Kerr jokes with Klay Thompson about redshirt year with Warriors

Now this is the kind of content you are here for.

Steve Kerr spoke to reporters after shootaround Wednesday morning. And as he saw guard Klay Thompson walking nearby, the Warriors coach busted out the jokes.

"Klay, we don't really need at all," Kerr said.

After Thompson responded with "redshirt season," Kerr seized the opportunity to roast the two-time All-NBA selection.

"We're redshirting him, trying to get him bigger and stronger. Get him used to campus life. Academically, he's got a ways to go ..."

Klay is rehabbing his torn left ACL, and will be sidelined until at least the All-Star break.

It's possible that the five-time All-Star misses the whole season, hence the "redshirt" reference.

[RELATEDDubs' Spellman out for tonight's preseason game at Lakers]

But the Warriors sure hope that doesn't become the reality and Klay is able to come back at the end of the regular season for a playoff push.

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