Prior to the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told his team to not take the bait. The bait was the player Patrick Beverley of the Clippers.
Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors with his 38 points which included his 8 3-pointers which give him the most in the postseason history to help his top-seeded team win over the Los Angeles Clippers by 121-104 on Saturday night. This game was the opener of the playoffs for both teams.
The game saw some ejections of the major players of both sides; Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverly with 4:41 to the clock. Both players got double technical after Durant tripped Beverly and he fell straight into the scorer’s table.
Both of the players afterward became enraged and referee Ed Malloy sent both of them immediately to the locker room. Durant was seen high-fiving the fans as he was leaving while the crowds chanting “Beat LA”.
Durant said, “You know what he has and what he will bring to the table. He will try to muck the game a little bit with his physicality as well as his talking and everything else. This is what he brings to each game he plays and that is his identity. For me, I thought it was a fun night.”
Draymond Green scored 17 points as well as 7 assists and 7 rebounds for the Warriors while Kevin Durant finished for the night with 23 points. With this win, Warriors extend their playoffs winning streak to 7 games.
As for LA Clippers, they were led by Montrezl Harrell who scored 26 points while the reserve player Lou Williams scored 25 points along with 9 assists. Clippers after making 6 straight appearances in the playoffs only missed the last season.
Game 2 will be played on Monday night at the Oracle Arena.