Steph Curry fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece in Warriors-Grizzlies


SAN FRANCISCO — Steph Curry’s mouthpiece set him back a cool $25,000.

The NBA announced the fine before Friday’s contest against the Toronto Raptors.

Curry lost his cool with 1:14 left in Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Jordan Poole chucked up an ill-advised 30-footer with 12 seconds left and Curry got furious, throwing his mouthpiece towards the first row of seats. He was quickly ejected after receiving his first technical of the game.

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"I reacted in a way that obviously put myself out of the game and put the team in a tough place," Curry said Wednesday night. "But the intentions and the energy around what matters and the sense of winning? That's what it's all about. Thankfully we all responded -- my teammates responded extremely well."

It marked the third career ejection for Curry, and all of them have involved him throwing his mouthguard.

Curry also got ejected in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals when the Warriors trailed by 12 with 4:22 left in the contest. In October 2017, Curry suffered a similar fate in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Steph is making $48.1 million this season and millions more in endorsements, so the 25 grand is just a drop in the bucket.

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