MEMPHIS, Sporting Alert — Marc Gasol had 34 points and 14 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Golden State Warriors 111-101 on Saturday night.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were both ejected late in the game for the Warriors (1-2), who were losing for the second time this season.
Curry, who picked up four early fouls and was playing with five fouls in the fourth quarter, was ejected for going off on the referee with 43.6 seconds left after he didn’t get a call for a foul.
Memphis was leading 107-99 at the time.
The point guard scored on a layup drive but felt he was also fouled during the process. He went off and threw his mouthguard towards the referee, which resulted in his immediate ejection.
Curry tells ESPN that he wasn’t aiming at the official: “I didn’t throw my mouthpiece at the ref. I got better aim than that. I threw it out of frustration.”
Durant was also given the boot as well for arguing with officials.
James Ennis III finished with 15 points, Tyreke Evans added 12 points and seven rebounds, Mike Conley ended with 10 points and seven assists and Mario Chalmers scored 10 points in the win for Memphis (2-0), which built a 19-point third-quarter lead and then held on.
The Grizzlies shot shot 47 percent
Before he was thrown out of the game, Curry hit six 3-pointers in posting 37 points and six rebound, while Durant added 29 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks prior to getting the boot for Golden State.
Klay Thompson ended with 14 points in the defeat for the Warriors, who shot 39.3 percent overall and shot 12 of 38 from 3-point range.
The Warriors trailed by five point at halftime, but connected on only 6 of 22 shots in the third, while Memphis went 10 of 18 to pull away.