Kevin Durant explains his increase in technical fouls this season

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This is the fifth time that Durant has been ejected this season, which leads the league.

"It's just my emotions and passion for the game", Durant told reporters after Friday's practice session, per Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Sidelined by a fractured rib the previous six games, Durant argued after no foul was called on a drive through three defenders.

It's worth mentioning that he's just two technicals away from receiving a mandatory one-game suspension.

"What we did as a team was special, and I want to experience that again".

Thanks to Thursday's loss, the Warriors will not finish as the Western Conference's No. 1 seed for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

The TNT broadcast appeared to pick up some of what Durant said to the official, and if you listen closely, it sounds as if Durant said a few magic words. As a team, the Kings shot 53 percent from the field and 13 of 31 from the three-point line but they just had no answer for the Pacers' Victor Oladipo who scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter. It didn't. That's when I realized in the offseason that the only thing that matters is this game and how much work you put into it. "You got to show up because if you don't show up they're going to embarrass you". "I got thrown out of the basketball game".

Durant stood near the Warriors bench in disbelief before heading to the locker room.

Maker sat out Tuesday night with this groin injury, and it will cost him another game on Thursday.

Warriors: Kerr said Thompson could return as soon as Saturday at Sacramento, but isn't even certain to play on Sunday at home against Phoenix.

Thompson missed his eighth straight game with a fractured right thumb.

Andre Iguodala exited the game with left knee soreness and likely won't play on Saturday at Sacramento, Kerr said.

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