Chris Paul’s unceremonious first-half ejection was the prevailing storyline from the Warriors’ 123-115 road loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
After the game, Steph Curry detailed what bothered him about the exchange between his Warriors teammate and NBA referee Scott Foster, citing the two’s well-documented history.
“I mean, I think we were down double digits already. We obviously need [Chris Paul] and his leadership and the way he manages the game,” Curry told reporters after Wednesday’s loss. “I don’t like and appreciate … I know there is history and all that, I know he [Paul] talked about it, but when both the player and the ref engage in conversation, that has to kind of stay there. I told Scott [Foster] that after he ejected him.
“It’s like … there are certain situations where players overstep; that happens a lot. There’s times you kind of know you have to back off, but when both are engaging, I don’t like that. That’s the part that messed with me the most watching it. Just like two guys talking, speaking their truths. Let’s just play basketball