Warriors’ Durant ejected in first game back

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant‘s return game didn’t last as long as expected.

In his first game since a six-game absence to recover from a rib injury, the All-Star small forward picked up two quick technical fouls late in the first half of the Golden State Warriors’ game Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks and was sent to the showers with 2.4 seconds left in the second quarter.

Durant’s night ended early after he argued with official Tre Maddox, claiming he was fouled on his way to the basket.

As the quarter was coming to a close, Durant was battling for post-up position on Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Durant couldn’t quite get in front of Antetokounmpo and he then went near the top of the key to receive the ball.

Moments later, he maneuvered around Antetokounmpo and drove hard to the basket and there was some contact amid the traffic inside the paint, but there

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22961833/golden-state-warriors-forward-kevin-durant-ejected-first-game-back

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