After ejection, Warriors' Kevin Durant claims referee targeted him


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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant said referee James Williams targeted him in the second half of Tuesday’s 123-112 victory over the New York Knicks, leading to the All-Star’s fourth ejection of the season late in the fourth quarter. 

Durant claimed the official held a grudge from a disagreement in the first half and carried it into the second when he issued two technicals. 

“He went to halftime probably with an attitude,” Durant told reporters after the game. “So (in) the second half, his whole thing is like, he’s trying to get me.

“When we see (the official, James Williams) again, I’m sure he’ll still be in his feelings. …This is a bad season for us (players) and the refs, as far as our relationships are concerned.”

Durant, who finished with a career-high 14 assists in the victory, was whistled for his first technical foul by…

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