Doc Rivers gets technical foul defending Patrick Beverley

Rex Christensen
April 14, 2019

Patrick Beverley addresses the confrontation and continuing to play this series with an edge. You get seven technicals, your seventh one is a suspension in the playoffs.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is set Monday.

He and Durant received double-technicals with 5 minutes left before they got into it again.

The two were ejected in the fourth quarter of Golden State's 121-104 win over Los Angeles after receiving a pair of double technicals for repeatedly going at each other's throats throughout the game.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the Warriors spent the last two days leading up to Game 1 preparing for Beverley, one of the biggest irritants in the game... all for naught, especially in the case of Durant.

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.

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"I got pushed, I got up, I got ejected", Beverley said.

Durant had words of praise for Beverley after the game.

Beverley seemed to be upset that he didn't get a foul call as he went to the rack for shot just before time ran out to end the second quarter.

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

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). Durant (3,679) passed Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) for 15th place on the career playoff scoring list.

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