CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts as he is ejected from the game during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Over the course of the past two NBA seasons, Steph Curry has developed a reputation for being pretty cool under the collar. As this NBA season draws to a close, however, Curry has shown signs of being rattled down the stretch. On Thursday night, as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were on their way to a second straight win to force a decisive Game Seven for all the marbles, Curry became unhinged as he was ejected from the game.

Curry was tossed from the game after picking up his sixth foul with a little under four and a half minutes to play in the fourth quarter, as the Cavs were pulling away after a bit of a rally by the defending NBA champs. That was when Curry let the emotions get the bets of him. Curry tossed his mouth guard into the stands, hitting a fan in the process.

It turns out the fan was the son of the Cavs’ minority owner:

The tossing of that equipment resulted in a technical foul. After voicing his displeasure with the official, Curry walked over to the fans sitting courtside to apologize and looked to have a brief laugh with them and perhaps even Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue.

As Curry made his way to the locker room, his wife fired up her Twitter machine to voice her displeasure with the call. Needless to say, she was not real happy about it. She did delete the tweet, but nothing ever escapes the Twittersphere for good. Here is a screenshot of the tweet, suggesting the NBA rigged the game.

Ayesha Curry deleted tweet

Before the game, Ayesha was already fed up with her experience in Cleveland. On Twitter, she shared her story as the bus transporting family members of the Warriors were stranded on the bus and not being allowed in.

After the game, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr defended his star player, saying he should have thrown his mouth guard.

While Kerr may have been upset with some of the officiating, he refrained from blaming the loss solely on the refs.

So the NBA season reaches the last possible game, and Curry will be looking to shrug off a rough night in Game 6 and help the Warriors bounce back from two double-digit losses. It’s all or nothing now. Curry needs to get in rhythm early in order to slow down the momentum James and the Cavs have established this week.

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.

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