Warriors stars fined after eviscerating officiating following loss to Timberwolves

"The fact that Draymond got a tech for saying 'Oh we can't talk to y'all tonight?' It's kind of embarrassing," Stephen Curry said.

Published : Apr 03, 2019 11:21 IST

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have all been fined for their comments they made toward officials following a 131-130 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

The NBA announced on Tuesday, Green was fined $35,000, Curry $25,000 and Durant $15,000.

Green was fined for his comments on Twitter which may have been referencing Tim Donaghy, who was caught influencing games for betting reasons. He simply dropped the initials "TD" right before "MK." MK could have been in reference to official Marat Kogut who was working the game against the Timberwolves.

Durant specifically mentioned Kogut after the game.

"He is so good with the whistle that he knew they were going to foul me and he called it right before I shot the ball," Durant said. "So, he's one of the greatest refs of all time."

Curry called Kogut "the MVP" of the night. He elaborated as well specifically mentioning a technical foul called against Green.

"The fact that Draymond got a tech for saying 'Oh we can't talk to y'all tonight?' it's kind of embarrassing in terms of like, we're supposed to have that communication," Curry said. "Nobody was being demonstrative (or) disrespectful in any sense.

"As long as you're not, you know, cursing someone out or being disrespectful, that communication should be there. For the most part all year it's been pretty solid."

The Warriors' loss put them in a tie with the Nuggets for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference as the Nuggets won a game that night over the Thunder.

Since Friday both teams have played games and Golden State regained a one-game lead over Denver.

The two teams play Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET. If Golden State wins it has a two-game lead with five games left to play in the season.

It is hard to tell who will play who in the postseason though as the Spurs and Thunder are currently tied for seventh with 44-33 records.

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