Did Kevin Durant purposely try to hit Bobby Portis on Friday night?

That's what the 23-year-old Bulls forward told reporters prior to Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz, which he ended up missing due to elbow soreness.

In the third quarter of Friday's Bulls-Warriors game, Durant and Portis got tangled up, and Durant appeared to have hit Portis' elbow. After the play, the two started jawing at each other and both received a technical foul, which you can see in the attached video above.

Via The Chicago Tribune:

“Yeah, that wasn’t inadvertent,” he said. “If I would have done that, I would have gotten a foul called on me. I guess it’s just who you’re playing against. Everything is officiated different toward whoever it is, but if you look back at the video at the time, it was obvious.’’

Portis and Durant jawed at one another, each receiving a technical foul.

“I asked him: ‘You got a problem or what?’ ” Portis said.

Asked if Durant apologized, Portis replied: “Ain’t no apologies in basketball. Nobody feels sorry for nobody. That’s how it goes.”

What do you think, Bulls fans?