Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley ejected from Game 1

Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley ejected from Game 1

Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley ejected from Game 1

Curry finished the night with 38 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and seven assists to help push the Warriors to a 121-104 victory in their Western Conference first-round playoff matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The two were going after each other all game but the stage was set by a hard fourth-quarter foul from Beverly on a Durant drive. Durant seemed to enjoy the back-and-forth with Beverley, smiling as he left the floor. Both players were ejected after the play. Aside from the grit-filled battle between Durant and Beverley, let's dive into three things that can be taken away from the Dubs first postseason action.

The Clippers had their moments in Game 1 as Harrell and Williams looked great on offense, but you never felt like the Warriors were in danger after taking the early lead. "That's what Beverley does", Kerr said.

"We had to delay our film session so we could watch the last couple of holes", Kerr said, via The Mercury News.

For his part, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was less than pleased with the officiating in the opener.

Players automatically receive a one-game suspension after picking up seven technical fouls in the playoffs; Durant now has two.

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. While the Warriors turned the ball over at a concerning rate on the offensive end, the defense stepped up and suffocated the Clippers, helping the Dubs take a double-digit lead into the break at Oracle Arena.

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