Livingston, who was upset about a no-call during the game, bumped heads with referee Courtney Kirkland and was ejected.
The league handed Livingston a one-game suspension and the veteran guard took the sentence in stride when discussing it with the media.
“It is what it is” Livingston said, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
“Unfortunate it happened. They got a standard to protect. It shouldn’t have happened at the end of the day. Not one of my proudest moments. Just want to put it behind me. Apologize for it, because it is not really in my character. Emotions of the game, you know, got heated.”
Kirkland has been removed from the officiating rotation for one week for his actions in the incident with Livingston.
Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins Discusses Recovery from Achilles Injury
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is discussing the difficulat road to recovery he has faced as he has battled back from the Achilles injury he suffered late last season while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.
“It’s really tested me as a person, as a man, as an athlete” Cousins said, according to Logan Murdock The Mercury News. I’ve had a lot of dark days, a lot of good days. I’ve questioned myself a lot but I’ve found a way to overcome all those bad feelings so I see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Cousins is currently practicing with the team and is inching closer to a return to the court, where he will make his official debut with Golden State.
Warriors’ Damian Jones Undergoes Pectoral Surgery
Per the announcement, Jones will be out indefinitely, and if he does end up missing the rest of the season Golden State could apply for a disabled player exception although it wouldn’t be a financial rewarding route.
Jones has chipped in 5.4 ppg and 3.1 rpg for the Warriors this season.
Warriors Expected to Pick Up Damian Jones’ Option
By executing the move, Golden State would add $2,305,057 in guaranteed money to the books for 2019-2020, and will increase the projected tax bill, boosting them well over the luxury tax threshold if the team brings back superstars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, who are both pending free agents.
Jones has performed well during his time on the court this season, averaging 6.0 PPG, 2.4 RPG, and 1.4 BPG in 8 games, all starts.
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