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Scott Foster, the referee who ejected Cousins, has drawn criticism from other NBA players for having a quick hook.
Per ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, Cousins was giving Draymond Green advice on how to go against Enes Kanter when Foster warned the Warriors big man for talking about another player.
“You can’t just assume,” Cousins said back to Foster before he was ejected.
“Yeah, Scott Foster at his finest. You know what I mean? He just never fails. Some of them, you can [communicate] with. You’ve just gotta figure out who you can and you can’t. I got a tech tonight. I’m over there with [referee Courtney Kirkland] saying, ‘That’s Scott, that’s Scott,’ and I got a tech. That’s history there. He the man. That’s who they pay to see.”
During the NBA playoffs last May, NBA Ref Stats noted the Warriors were 4-4 in games officiated by Foster and 33-7 in games without Foster.