The Warriors got the win Tuesday night, but based on Kevin Durant’s demeanor during his postgame media availability, it was evident that his recent confrontation with Draymond Green still was very much on his mind.
As expected, Durant was peppered with questions about Monday’s spat with Green, which occurred prior to the beginning of overtime of the Warriors’ eventual loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles. The two players were seen arguing on the bench after Green squandered a chance to win the game in the final seconds of regulation.
Fast-forward to Tuesday, and despite a better result on the hardwood at Oracle Arena, Durant wasn’t in a mood to provide additional context surrounding the disagreement. See for yourself.
Q: Have you and Draymond been able to hash anything out?
Q: Do you see that happening any time soon?
Durant: “I’m sure we will. Got a long season ahead.”
Q: Did he cross the line with anything last night that was said?
Durant: “I’m going to keep that in house. That’s what we do here. Obviously I know you guys got a job to do, but I’m not trying to give nobody no headlines. What happened, happened. We trying to move on, play basketball.”
Q: Will this make you stronger?
Durant: “Who knows. We’ll see.”
Q: How would you describe your friendship with Draymond?
Durant: “I don’t really think that even matters at this point right now. We just had a game. Anybody going to talk about the game?”
Green’s one-game suspension over the incident is up after the Warriors’ win over the Hawks on Tuesday, so he’ll rejoin the team ahead of its upcoming three-game road trip. Is there concern this controversy could follow the Warriors not just to Texas but throughout the rest of the season?
“Sh-- happens in the NBA,” Durant said.
Time will tell.