Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was issued a technical foul in Game 4 of the NBA Finals after arguing for a traveling violation.
The Golden State Warriors were reeling following their 116-100 Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. Down 2-1, the Warriors needed to bounce back in a huge way in Game 4 on Friday night to avoid the dreaded 3-1 deficit.
In the middle of the second quarter, Payton Pritchard attempted to go for a shot, but was fouled by Jordan Poole. After the first whistle was blown, one followed as Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was called for a technical foul. Kerr was yelling at the referees to call a traveling violation on Pritchard.
Steve Kerr receives technical foul for arguing with referees
Despite yelling “call a travel,” it did not earn the foul that Kerr was seeking early on in Game 4. Luckily for Kerr and Golden State, Pritchard missed one of his two free throw attempts, given Golden State a 37-35 lead.
At halftime, the Celtics led the Warriors by the score of 54-49. For Warriors fans, they are not going to like the fact that the team only had five free throw attempts through the first 24 minutes of the game clock, as opposed to the Celtics’ 15 attempts.
Pritchard not getting called for a travel was too much for Kerr to take, and he had to let the on-court officials hear about it.