Kevin Durant’s technical foul count now stands at 12.
As he hoped, he had his technical foul called against him in the Lakers game rescinded on Wednesday, according to a league spokesman.
The technical was called in the second quarter when Joey Crawford told Durant to return to his huddle during a timeout, but when Durant didn’t comply, he was whistled.
Durant said following the game, “All I asked him was, verbatim, is ‘Can I talk to you?’ and he got me with one. The way the game was going I’m sure he was just trying to control everything and make sure nothing outrageous happened I guess. Joey’s a good ref and I respect him a lot, but hopefully that gets rescinded.”
When a player receives his 16th technical foul, it’s an automatic one-game suspension.