The Thunder were down 17 points with 6 minutes remaining in Tuesday night’s game at Energy Solutions Arena, and Kevin Durant was clearly frustrated. He threw a block into Jazz guard, Alec Burks, which was called a flagrant foul (Video – 2:19) – the first of Durant’s five-year career. Teammate DeMarre Carroll didn’t like the foul at all, walking over to Kevin Durant and telling him, “Don’t be playing dirty out here..”
According to Steve Luhm, The Salt Lake Tribune:
Carroll walked over to Durant and said something to him. Durant responded, and players from both teams gathered around. The confrontation did not escalate, although Carroll and Durant received technical fouls.
Said Carroll: “I just told him, ‘Don’t be playing dirty out here. If you’re going to play dirty, play dirty in the park. We’re not going to be playing dirty out here…”
“He told me, ‘Get out of my face with that,” Carroll said. “I was like, ‘It is what it is.”