A brief history of the growing feud between Warriors players and NBA refs this season – CBSSports.com

The Warriors have been a composed team, traditionally speaking. Yes, they have moments where everything comes to a boiling point and a player picks up a tech, gets ejected, or simply loses their composure. It happens to everybody. Some more than others (I’m looking at you Suns), but the Warriors are typically a pretty normal with this.

Since hiring Steve Kerr, they’ve averaged 66-69 techs a season. It’s a little on the high side, but plenty of teams around them have had more. They don’t have a ridiculous amount of ejections. Here’s where they have stacked up during the Kerr era:

Season Golden State techs NBA season average NBA season leader

2014-15

50

46.5

90, Clippers

2015-16

66

53.4

86, Clippers

2016-17

69

52.6

89, Suns

2017-18

28 (on pace for 91.8)

14.8 (on pace for 48.5)

28, Warriors

They’ve always managed to keep their composure even with the addition of Kevin Durant, a 73-win season, and literally celebrating on the court while beating teams. Which is why the brief incidents where Golden State players have lost their composure this season has been a little odd. Here’s a quick rundown:

Durant has been ejected three times already. 
Draymond Green and Durant are second and third in the NBA in technical fouls, respectively. 
The Warriors lead the NBA as a whole in techs.

It’s reached the point to where Steve Kerr is noticing a trend. He’s pretty frustrated with his team’s inability to keep their poise as of late. Via Mercury News

“We’re not composed out there. We’re a championship team,” Kerr said. “We have to be poised and we have

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