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An unlucky fan at Oracle Arena got blasted by a kicked ball during the Golden State Warriors’ 120-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, and Warriors forward Jordan Bell kissed the fan on the forehead in an apparent attempt to make it feel better.
While Cavaliers guard Nik Stauskas was trying to inbound the ball, Warriors wing Alfonzo McKinnie stuck his left leg out and kicked the ball into the stands, where it struck a nearby fan.
The crowd at Oracle let out an audible groan after the fan was hit, and second-year player Jordan Bell went into the stands to see if she was alright.
After saying a few words and rubbing the fan’s shoulder, Bell kissed her on the forehead and returned to the court.
With DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala missing the game due to rest, Bell scored four points and grabbed two rebounds in his 12 minutes of game time.
The former Oregon Duck and upcoming restricted free agent was recently suspended after charging a candle to the hotel room of assistant coach Mike Brown. Bell later said he intended for it be a “funny” prank, but was taken the wrong way.
The second-year player said the the 2018-2019 season has been difficult for him, mainly because of a lack of minutes.
“Not knowing when you’re going to play. That’s just been the roughest part, honestly,” Bell told NBC Sports Bay Area. “And then dealing with all the stuff that comes with that.”
The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 120-114 and need just one more win to clinch the best record in the Western Conference.
The Denver Nuggets trail the Warriors by two games, and Golden State has the tiebreaker. The Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 119-110 on Friday night.
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