Two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has been fined $50,000 by the league for throwing his mouthpiece towards the direction of a referee during Saturday’s game against the Memphis Grizzles, the NBA announced Monday afternoon.
Curry threw his mouthpiece in the direction of a referee following a no-call on drive with 43.6 seconds remaining in a 111-101 loss for the Warriors.
Curry and teammate Kevin Durant were both ejected from the game after arguing with officials about the incident. Durant, however, was not fined.
Curry admitted his reaction was out of frustration and was not called for.
“In the grand scheme of things, it’s Game 3, we were playing terrible, I was frustrated because I was fouling and I thought I got fouled on the last play. The reaction was definitely a little over the top,” Curry said.
Meanwhile, GSW forward Andrew Iguodala was also fined $15,000 for verbally abusing an official during the said incident.
This was Curry’s second time getting fined by the NBA for throwing his mouthpiece.
The first incident took place in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals, where he threw his mouthpiece into the crowd and hitting a fan. He was fined $25,000.
Curry is averaging 29.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds this season.
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