"He's got to be able to understand that teams can't physically play him inside, so they're going to do everything they can to emotionally get him off his game".
"I thought he threw us out pretty quick, to be honest". "I got to be more focused". "I try to go out my way to do things the right way and I felt most of it was instigated from the other end. I can't let anyone take me off my game". Especially somebody like Cousins, we know that he's feisty, we know that he's emotional. We know that he plays that way so I can't get involved in that.
"But I've got to be more poised".
Additionally, Durant told reporters he has no interest in fighting Cousins or anyone else. I make sure it's late in the game if I want to do something. "Obviously, we don't want him suspended". I love making money for my family.
Kerr said composure will be a further topic of discussion for his team this week. The Hornets snapped a four-game slide with a 104-94 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday but shot just 40.5 percent from the floor, including 3-of-17 from 3-point range. We have to be poised and we have to execute out there. "We're getting way too emotional". But Durant found himself in the thick of yet another scuffle Monday night.
ABOUT THE HORNETS (9-13): While the Warriors were losing their star point guard to an injury, Charlotte was getting its back as Kemba Walker scored 29 points on Monday after missing two games with a shoulder injury.