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Warriors star Stephen Curry ejected after throwing mouth guard over Jordan Poole’s shot vs. Grizzlies

Stephen Curry wanted the shot late Wednesday night.

After watching teammate Jordan Poole take it and miss it, instead of handing it to him on the Chase Center logo late in their 122-120 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Curry lost it a bit.

The Golden State Warriors star took out his mouthguard and threw it onto the court in frustration as he ran back on defense, leading to a quick ejection.

Even if Curry’s reaction wasn’t to the officials, it didn’t matter. They hit him with a technical foul and threw him out on the spot. He finished with 34 points and shot 10-of-19 from the field in 35 minutes.

Poole also didn’t seem to realize why Curry was so upset after the game.

“I didn’t see what happened at the time,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. via NBC Sports. “When the ref called it, I was confused. Then the coach told me he threw the mouthpiece down in anger … He knows he can’t make that mistake again.”

The ejection came with the Warriors leading by 2 points with just 73 seconds left in the game.

Although Curry didn’t get to see it in person, Poole more than made up for his missed shot in the end. Poole sank a hotly contested layup on an inbounds pass with just one second remaining to give the Warriors the 2-point victory.

Poole finished with 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

While things were tense on the floor, the two seemed more than fine in the tunnel after the win.

Yes Morant led Memphis with 29 points and 13 assists in the loss while shooting 10-of-20 from the field. Desmond Bane added 20 points and Brandon Clarke finished with 19 points and eight rebounds. The Grizzlies have now lost four straight on the heels of an impressive 11-game winning streak.

Outside of Curry and Poole, Klay Thompson added 24 points for the Warriors. Jonathan Kuminga was their only other player to hit double figures with 13 points. The win lifted Golden State to 24-24 on the season and was its fourth win in seven games.

Stephen Curry wasn’t happy with Jordan Poole – and the referees kicked him out of the game in the final seconds on Wednesday night. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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