Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged using an expletive to air his frustrations with Draymond Green when speaking to assistant coach Mike Brown during Sunday's 115-111 loss to the lowly Suns. The moment was caught on video and, while it wasn't audible, viewers could read Kerr's lips.
Kerr wouldn't go into details regarding any discussion he had with Green on Monday, saying "that's private."
The two-time defending champions didn't hold a formal practice the day after the embarrassing defeat, which snapped an 18-game winning streak against Phoenix — longest in the NBA against a single opponent. The Warriors play again Wednesday at Houston to begin a tough four-game road trip.
"I'm so ... tired of Draymond!" Kerr said in the video.
Kerr joked that he didn't say what he appeared to say.
"No, the lip-readers were wrong," he said. "What I said was, `I beg to differ with Draymond's approach tonight.' Those were my exact words. I don't know how somebody misconstrued that."
Warriors forward Kevin Durant is day-to-day with a right ankle contusion and his status for Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets is unknown, Kerr said Monday.
Durant suffered the injury Sunday night in the Warriors’ loss to the Suns, landing awkwardly on his foot as he attempted to throw the ball through a double team.
Durant stayed on the floor, but eventually stood up on his own and walked to the locker room without needing any assistance. The injury occurred with 6:34 left in the fourth quarter.
Luka Doncic will be “questionable” to play Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said after practice Monday.
The 20-year-old rookie suffered what Carlisle said was a “mild knee strain” Sunday night during a 94-93 loss to the Houston Rockets. Doncic said after the game he felt a “pop” after securing an uncontested rebound with about four minutes left.