He needs the kind of cautious survival in grim circumstances. Carefully what he says when he says it, how he says it and to which game official he is talking at the time. Otherwise the warriors could pay a price.
They paid for a Thursday night when Durant, who returned to the line-up after six games for a rib cartilage injury, was whistled for two technical fouls – resulting in an automatic ejection – about as fast as referee Tre Maddox put two times into his mouth could take.
I think he said the magic word, "said Warriors coach Steve Kerr about Durant.
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"OK, Mr. Durant was ejected because of two technical fouls. The first technical foul was pronounced for vulgarity. After the first technical foul was issued, the official tried to leave, went away and the vulgarity escalated and then he was rated a second technical foul for the escalation of vulgarity, resulting in a spit.
Three different witnesses related a story similar to the NBC Sports Bay Area that challenged Durant Maddox in essence to draw the first technical foul and then continued pulling the second.
There were a few moments during the game, when Durant's frustration showed up, he was grabbed, took at least a couple of elbows to his rib area.
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Durant said something, Maddox whistled the technical foul and stopped the clock with 2.4 seconds.  As Maddox walked away, Durant continued to speak in his direction and prompt Maddox made a second technical foul and the ejection, using a strong throwing motion for emphasis.
Durant was in a good mood when he was on the podium 30 minutes later Guess the game for what would surely be one of his more interesting sessions in a season in which he was expelled more than anyone else in the NBA.
This was Durant's fifth ejection, and it was accompanied by his 13th and 14th technical fouls. A sixteenth technique results in an automatic one-game suspension.
It must be noted, the technical census is reset in the postseason.
And that's where the worry comes in. That's why Durant, though hardly alone on a Warriors team that was particularly tingling at this season, needs to better control his emotions, even if the officials are not at their best.
Asked if he thought he might get into trouble in the postseason, Durant flashed the most adorable
"Who do? Come on man, you know me a little better than that," Durant said to the questioner, Tim Kawakami from The Athletic. "We had some nice conversations before, you think I'm really that way because I was thrown out of the game, all right, thanks.
" You know me, man. Come on man. It was a technology. I was thrown out of the basketball game. I wish I had not done it. I wanted to play. I'm so sorry. I'm sorry, but I wish I could finish the game. "
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With Durant, the Warriors had a chance to recover in the second half.
Without him, they were overwhelmed by up to 20 in the third quarter and never really threatened the Warriors.
For Durant, there were nine Seconds of rage that could lead to a punishment.
For the Warriors it was immediately a winning game went south.
And, moreover, it was the kind of predicament they did not want as soon as the postseason in two weeks begins.