Steph Curry was ejected from Game Six of the NBA Finals for throwing his mouthpiece in frustration.
Steph Curry and Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, both faced fines after expressing frustration over the officiating in their 115-101 Game Six loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.
Curry fouled out of the game with approximately four minutes to go after attempting a steal on LeBron James.
After the foul, Curry, incredulous, threw his mouthpiece, which hit the son of one of the Cavaliers minority owners in the front row. Curry acknowledged the front row fans but was automatically ejected from the game.
“I’ve thrown my mouthpiece before. I usually aim at the scorer’s table. I was off aim. Definitely didn’t mean to throw it at a fan,” said Curry. “That was obviously not where I was trying to take my frustration out.”
Curry was fined but avoided suspension, which was also on the table after his ejection from the game.
After the Game Six debacle, Kerr defended the frustration of his star player. Kerr was fined for his comments.
“[Steph] had every right to be upset. He’s the MVP of the league. He gets six fouls called on him; three of them were absolutely ridiculous,” said Kerr.
“He steals the ball from Kyrie [Irving] clean at one point. LeBron flops on the last one. [Referee] Jason Phillips falls for that for a flop. As the MVP of the league, we’re talking about these touch fouls in the NBA Finals,” inveighed Kerr.