Entering the game, the Warriors had won six consecutive regular-season road games. Despite two monster performances from Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, the Warriors were able to somehow close out the game in the second half following a huge momentum shift that began in the middle of the second quarter. There were several mental blunders that led to turnovers and defective offensive sets.
"My pockets will be a lot lighter for sure", Curry said about the ejection after thinking he was fouled and throwing his mouthpiece.
With just 43 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Warriors were trailing by eight points when all hope of a late comeback dissipated.
During the 2016 Finals against the Cavaliers, Curry whipped his mouthgaurd into the stands after being called for his sixth personal foul, hitting the son of a Cavs' minority owner who was sitting courtside.
Klay Thompson finished with 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting, including 2 of 8 from outside the arc.
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The Warriors bench was outscored 41-18, with Tyreke Evans leading Memphis' bench with 12 points. This is a Golden State team with new parts, and they're still working out the kinks in their chemistry.
The major burst for Memphis came early in the third quarter. Draymond Green had 10 points, five rebounds and nine assists, while Andre Iguodala dropped in seven points, seven rebounds and four assists. The crowd went berserk, giving the Grizzles at the time what was their biggest lead of the game.
Durant was also ejected on the play, and his reaction to Grizzlies fans booing was to remind them he has a championship ring - or reminding them which finger he wears the ring on.
Memphis upped its lead to 19 minutes later.
Curry would attempt to clarify the situation after the game.