Watch Klay Thompson get ejected after words with Booker, ref, Suns’ bench
For the first time in his 651-game career, Klay Thompson has been ejected from an NBA game.
Thomson and Devin Booker were going back and forth in a showdown of two of the top teams in the West — a game that was within 10 points midway through the third quarter — and those words continued after a mini-Suns run put them up by eight. Both got a technical for the jawing and coming chest-to-chest, but the usually easy-going Thompson lost his cool, kept barking at the Suns and referee Ed Malloy, and earned a second T and an ejection.
Thompson will write the league a check for the fine he will get after that exit.
Thompson was having an off night, scoring just two points on 1-of-8 shooting, plus he missed all five of his 3-pointers. That added to his frustration.
The Suns pulled away after Thompson’s ejection, using the momentum of that to take a comfortable lead into the fourth quarter.
Booker, off to a hot start this season, has 25 points on 7-of-15 shooting as of this writing.