The two ended up getting into a minor scuffle after it appeared that Durant fouled Beverley.
The ref's decision to eject KD and Beverley wasn't based on reputation or a single altercation.
"He took the bait ..." You get seven technicals, your seventh one is a suspension in the playoffs. "We competed. I really wish we could've played more without the chippy calls, but I understand it's Game 1 and they're trying to set the tone. So he's got four to play with after one game". "We talked about it the last couple of days". I thought there could be a chance that the Warriors allow the Clippers to hang around, but they came out with the right intensity and took care of business despite all the player ejections.
Stephen Curry reached a few 3-point milestones during the NBA's regular season, finishing the year with the 3rd most makes in the history of the National Basketball Association.
After Woods won his fifth career Masters and 15th major overall, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that the team delayed their film session to watch the PGA superstar's performance, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. On Saturday, his job was to annoy Kevin Durant, and while Durant had 23 points on 8-for-16 shooting, Beverley still had some fun.
Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers with 26 points, five rebounds and two assists off the bench.
Durant, though, also had a record night after amassing 3,679 points to pass Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) for 15th place on the career playoff scoring list.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series goes down Tuesday night.