Steph Curry has received his punishment for throwing his mouthpiece at an official who didn't call a foul during the Golden State Warriors' 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
The point guard was angry with official Scott Wall after he didn't give a foul on the Warriors' star late in the game. The two-time MVP was so frustrated that he appeared to throw his mouthpiece at the official, resulting in him being ejected from the game.
Kevin Durant also got ejected from the game after he rushed over to have a couple of words in the face Wall. It then looked as though he flipped off the crowd as he was leaving the court but it turned out he was actually pointing at his ring finger as a sign that he has a championship ring.
Since the incident happened late in the game, the ejections didn't really change the outcome, but there was a concern that both players could receive suspensions for their actions, which could result in more damage to what has already been a disappointing start to the season for Golden State.
Both Curry and Durant have now received their punishment for their actions on Saturday night, and Warriors fans will be glad to hear that neither player has received a suspension from the NBA.
Curry has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for throwing his mouth guard in the direction of an official, but he will not receive a suspension. This is is the maximum allowed per league rules based on that action.
This isn't the first time the two-time MVP winner has been fined for this type of incident, as he was handed a $25,000 fine for tossing a mouth guard into the stands during the 2016 NBA Finals.
Durant, on the other hand, will receive no fine or suspension for flashing a finger at a fan, as he correctly pointed out was his ring finger, not his middle one. Elsewhere, their teammate Andre Iguodala was also fined $15,000 for verbally abusing an official.
Warriors fans will be happy that neither star will be missing any time, as they will be able to help continue turning around the team's poor start to their title defense.
Golden State currently has a 2-2 record, but they now have three home games in a row against the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and the Detroit Pistons, a perfect opportunity to get their season back on track.
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