OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Denver Nuggets for arguing a call early in the third quarter.

The play in question initially occurred with 8:27 left in the quarter when Durant went up for a jumper and thought he was fouled by Nuggets forward Paul Millsap. He did not get the call and continued complaining to the officials.

At the 8:21 mark, Durant was whistled for his first technical foul. Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr tried to calm Durant down, but official Zach Zarba quickly whistled for a second technical foul as Durant continued arguing.

Durant's two technical fouls are significant given that he now has 15 on the year. Sixteen technicals bring an automatic one-game suspension. Warriors forward Draymond Green also has 15 technicals on the year.

As Durant was escorted off the floor, fans at Oracle Arena angrily chanted "Ref, you suck!" Durant left the game in the midst of one of his best performances of the year. He was 9-for-13 from the field and had 21 points in 21 minutes to go with six assists, three rebounds and two blocks.