Patrick Beverley's 'gonna talk, and that's legal' - Doc Rivers | NBA Sound

Ross Houston
April 14, 2019

Steve Kerr preached to the Golden State Warriors to not "take the bait". "I love Patrick Beverley". Durant high-fived fans as he exited and the home crowd went into chants of "Beat L.A.!"

Beverley repeatedly attempted to rattle Durant throughout the contest, which included mimicking the forward's movements by mockingly flailing his arms after a foul call.

"And we know what he's gonna bring to the table - just physicality, mucking up the game a little bit with his physicality, his talking, just everything - that's what he brings to each team he plays on. That's his identity", Durant said. "I guess the refs saw something that I don't know, but that's all right".

"I got pushed, I got up and I got ejected. That was good. I like to see people battle, and I love that". "But that's all right". I have a lot of respect for him.

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

Curry achieved the feat going 8-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc.

Curry also has 15 rebounds on the night and is nearing a triple-double with seven was only a matter of time before Curry passed Allen and made postseason history - and in a few years, he'll pass Allen for the regular season mark, too.

On one of his marvelous 3s, the two-time MVP knocked one down from way back late in the third, almost did the splits in the air and landed on his back side - still smiling all the while. "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".

Both these teams face off in Game 2 at the Oracle Arena on Monday from 10:30pm ET.

The reserves stepped up for the Clippers with Montrezl Harrell leading with 26 points and Lou Williams tallying 25 points and 9 assists.

Things came to a head with five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

"He took the bait ..."

"Don't take the bait", Kerr said. "That's two technicals, your seventh one is a suspension in the playoffs". That's what Beverley does. "That may be their best".

It was a bad final minute of the half for the Clippers.

"You have to ask the MVP of tonight, [Marat] Kogut", Curry said as he departed his postgame press conference, still visibly frustrated.

DeMarcus Cousins fouled out with 7:16 left after scoring nine points in his playoff following a nine-year wait and almost yearlong comeback from last January's devastating torn left Achilles tendon that required surgery. He's a hell of a defender who plays hard.

The Clippers had their own costly moments arguing. That's his identity, and they support him with the Clippers. Los Angeles, which has lost four straight on the Warriors' home floor, was outrebounded 53-40.

Stephen Curry sizzled with 38 points - spiced up by 8 three-pointers that gave him the record for highest total triples made in National Basketball Association playoffs history - as the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Los Angeles Clippers, 121-104, in Game 1 of their Western Conference series on Saturday, April 13 (Sunday, April 14, Manila time). Stephen Curry had the hot hand as he drained eight 3-pointers on his way to 38 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, Kevin Durant added 23 points before getting ejected while Draymond Green chipped in with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

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