The Golden State Warriors won 121-104 wins against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena, taking the lead in the first day of the playoffs.
It's a quarrel between Warriors star Kevin Durant and Clippers goalkeeper Patrick Beverley who stole the show.
Durant and Beverley, after being contested throughout the bout, were ejected late in the fourth quarter of the game.
Beverley, while she was putting the ball on the court with less than five minutes to play in the match, lost control of the ball near the mid-court line when she was confronted with Durant .
Durant then forced Beverley out of the field, allowing the Warriors to regain possession of the ball. However, Durant was standing over Beverley once the call started and was clearly saying something, which made Beverley get up and put herself in the face.
Quickly, an official jumped to the center and gave a technical foul to both players before expelling them from the match.
Durant, however, did not seem bothered by the ejection, and was seen smiling, clapping and bewildered with supporters on his way out of the arena.
Both men fought throughout the fight and we can see a long conversation after Beverley spoiled Durant from behind while he was trying to ride for a layup just before the ejection.
Beverley also made fun of Durant when he made a mistake early in the second half.
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Beverley finished with three points, shooting 1 on 6 of the field. Showzl Harrell led the Clippers with 26 points on the bench and Lou Williams added 25 points.
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Warrior coach Steve Kerr knows it's something Durant will need to pay attention to his playoffs – especially after biting Beverley's offense in the first playoff game.
Steve Kerr on Beverley and KD are ejected: "The Clippers have made a lot of good deals this year. It was perhaps their best. " pic.twitter.com/PBRoORICYc
– Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 14, 2019
"He bit on the hook … that's what Beverley does," Kerr said. "We've talked about it in recent days. It's a hell of a defender who plays hard. I have a lot of respect for him. But you can not bite the bait because it's a bad job for us. "
Durant, however, is not afraid to commit seven technical mistakes.
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