Klay Thompson has participated in 145 postseason video games and 651 common season video games for the Golden State Warriors as of Tuesday. He could by no means have been as agitated on the ground as he was when the Phoenix Suns defeated him 134-105.

The Warriors star was ejected for the primary time in his profession on Tuesday following a heated change with Devin Booker that required officers to restrain Thompson whereas they assessed him back-to-back technical fouls.


The Suns have been forward 81-76 on the midway level of the third quarter when the enjoyable started. Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul, and Draymond Inexperienced had all been given technical fouls for various causes when the 2 All-Star guards began yelling at one another:


A double technical was known as after the 2 got here chest to chest a short while later. Thompson was being escorted away by official Ed Malloy when he turned indignant at him, incomes him one other tech and an computerized ejection.

Earlier than storming out to the Warriors locker room, Thompson made certain he acquired his cash’s price from Malloy and the Suns bench. Thompson “acknowledged once more and over,” in accordance with Booker, that he had 4 rings, which the Suns definitely don’t personal. This was revealed after the sport.

Later within the quarter, Jordan Poole’s controversial take foul on Devin Booker would end in yet one more technical penalty, which was witnessed by the Footprint Heart viewers. In response to the TNT broadcast, the third quarter’s seven technical fouls have been essentially the most in an NBA quarter for the reason that 1996–97 marketing campaign.

In a postgame interview with TNT, Booker downplayed any animosity and characterised the run-in as “speaking somewhat mess”:

“I like Klay Thompson. I’ve from the start. From the draft, popping out I stated I wanna be Klay Thompson. That doesn’t excuse us from competing in opposition to one another and speaking somewhat mess with one another. So have enjoyable with it. Large fan of his and his aggressive nature. That’s that.”

It had been a troublesome recreation for Thompson earlier than his ejection, having shot 1-of-8 from the sector (0-of-5 from 3-point vary) with two factors and two assists.


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