Warriors forward Kevin Durant said his ejection Tuesday was the result of official James Williams getting personal, something Durant believes is part of a trend in the National Basketball Association.
The Knicks have alternated a loss with a win in each of their last five games.
The Knicks and Warriors have met 337 times in the regular season.
The Warriors forward got into it with official James Williams from the early get-go and his animosity carried throughout the game, as he only made four trips to the line, despite feeling he was fouled in several other occasions. He was ejected with 2:50 remaining for earning a second technical foul on the night. Tempers have flared for the Warriors throughout this season and Durant certainly hasn't been the exception. It was Curry's 14th 30-point game of the campaign. He once described himself as a "walking bucket" and looked the part tonight, hitting 8-of-15 shots and 5-of-5 free throws with four rebounds and four assists.
With Porzingis a late scratch from the lineup, Beasley stepped in and played big in 35 minutes. Still, at the end of the day, there is no way to tell who is going to win this game without actually watching it yourself!
The Warriors trailed by 10 after the first quarter and by two at the half, but responded in true fashion with a strong third quarter, spearheaded by Curry, who turned a 3-of-10 start into a 9-of-19 night after a 17-point flurry in the third.
JC has been balling for the Lakers this season off the bench, posting averages of 14.4 points and 3.3 assists a game in only 23.5 minutes a game, and has scored at least 22 points in his past three games, including a 33-point performance against the Indiana Pacers.
The Knicks big man has been selected as a reserve to the NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Tuesday.
STANDOUT PERFORMER: As good as Curry was in the third and as solid as was Durant's double-double, there aren't many games in which the Warriors get 33 points out of their three-center rotation.
Kristaps Porzingis may miss his second straight game.
The Warriors next host Minnesota on Thursday before a showdown of first-place teams Saturday when the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics come to Oracle.