When your team's down eight points with just 43 seconds in the game, you likely would do anything for the fourth quarter to end.
After the game, Curry denied throwing it at the referee intentionally.
Durant was taunted by Grizzlies fans as he made his way off the court, but reminded the supporters he had a championship ring by pointing to his finger. After the Houston Rockets spoiled its banner-raising party 122-121 on Tuesday, Golden State regrouped with a 128-120 win over New Orleans on Friday behind 31 points from Klay Thompson and 28 from Stephen Curry. Durant may draw additional penalties after the obscene gesture towards the Memphis crowd.
The Warriors suffered their second loss of the season on Saturday night in Memphis, falling to the Grizzlies 111-101 and dropping to 1-2 on the year.
ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (1-0): The usual suspects also produced Wednesday as point guard Mike Conley scored 27 points while center Marc Gasol contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds. The bench players of Grizzles also showed their potential by giving a total of 41 points.
The Memphis Grizzlies averaged 46.8 percent shooting from the field, 37 percent in the three-point line with 14 turnovers and 49 rebounds.