Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
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Durant, Beverley tossed; Curry, Warriors take Game 1

Durant, Beverley tossed; Curry, Warriors take Game 1

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, however, was less than pleased with Durant's behavior considering he had addressed Beverley's antics ahead of the matchup. "That's two technicals, your seventh one is a suspension in the playoffs". "It does set a good tone but the beauty of the National Basketball Association playoffs is it's a seven-game series".

The first set of double technicals came with five minutes to play as the officials attempted to rein in the emotions in the game. "He's got four to play with".

Durant and Beverley have history. "We talked about it for the last couple of days".

"It was fun out there", he said. He's a helluva defender, he plays hard, we've got a lot of respect for him - but you can not take the bait because that's a bad trade for us. In the third quarter, after being called for a foul, Beverley mocked Durant after the Warriors forward flailed his arms as he took a step out of bounds following the whistle. With the Warriors on a secondary break midway through the 4th quarter, the Clippers defense collapsed with Klay Thompson driving into the paint.

Cousins, who played his first game of the season January 18 at the Clippers, had nine rebounds and four assists.

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.

After a swipe at Curry's legs went uncalled and Kevin Durant's would-be four-point play was waved off, the Warriors lost the game when Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns converted a free throw at the end of regulation, after a questionable-at-best foul was called on KD. The Warriors have won seven straight postseason Game 1s and 14 of 15 openers in all - going 16-1 in their first game of a series dating to the 2014-15 season.

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