Steph Curry given technical, D'Angelo Russell ejected as Warriors implode

Ali Thanawalla
NBC Sports BayArea

The Warriors' opening-night loss to the Clippers was bad, but it was tame compared to what happened Sunday in Oklahoma City.

Golden State trailed by 33 points at halftime, and things grew measurably worse during the third quarter of an eventual 120-92 loss.

Just over three minutes into the quarter, Steph Curry tried to drive around Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson, but the two-time NBA MVP inadvertantly hit Ferguson in the groin.

The game officials reviewed the play and assessed a technical foul to Curry.

But that wasn't even the strangest part of the quarter.

Two minutes later, D'Angelo Russell drove to the hole and made a tough fallaway shot. But he believed a foul should have been called, and he got in the refs' face. Russell was immediately given a technical foul, but he didn't walk away and no Warriors teammates came to save him from himself. Russell kept talking, and quickly was assessed a second technical foul and a ticket for an early shower.

As if that wasn't bad enough, the Thunder increased their lead and took a 37-point lead into the fourth quarter.

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If you hadn't already figured it out, this will be a long season for the Warriors.

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