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Scott Foster shows that the alleged bias against the Golden State Warriors is over, throws out DeMarcus Cousins ​​from Nuggets in match 1

For years, there have been concerns that NBA referee Scott Foster has left for the Golden State Warriors. But perhaps some of that was left to rest with one of the decisions made by his refereeing team in the final frame of Saturday’s first-round playoff game against the Denver Nuggets.

Less than a few minutes after the fourth quarter of Game 1, employees fired Denver’s reserve center DeMarcus Cousins ​​for yelling at one of them. As Cousins ​​continued to protest the decision, Foster turned and committed a second consecutive technical foul, which led to his immediate dismissal.

DeMarcus Cousins ​​picked up 2 technicians and was fired


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Foster has a history of discarding Cusins ​​specifically, so maybe it’s not as much an olive branch as it could be. The referee kicked out Cousins ​​when he was on the Warriors bench in 2018, despite the fact that the big man was not even active.

Nor is it that this decision turned the game around. Golden State already had a leading lead in the game and had pushed MVP Nikola Jokic to the point of exhaustion, where Cousins ​​needed to intervene briefly.

Foster’s story against the Warriors is aimed at fans rather than reality. Of course, there are notable moments Foster has had against the team, such as the expulsion of Cousins, the first dismissal of former Warrior Sean Livingston in his career and the remarkable drop in the Dubs winning percentage when Foster topped the games people point out in 2018. Of course, during this period, the Warriors enjoyed a level of success that no other NBA team can approach.

JaMychal Green # 0 accompanies the Denver Nuggets’ DeMarcus Cousins ​​# 4 off the court after he was sent off during their second-half game against the Golden State Warriors in the First Round of the Western Conference.

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Fans will continue to think about what they want for Foster, even after such a move, but if Game 1 is any indication of how this series will go, they are unlikely to have to think about Foster at all.