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. Both were face-to-face on several occasions during the game.
Durant's plan moving forward against Beverley, a defensive stalwart and known antagonist, is simple. It looked like Golden State had wrapped things up, but Beverley and Durant kept going at one another.
Durant had words of praise for Beverley after the game.
But Warriors head coach Steve Kerr expressed disappointment afterward that Durant engaged in a verbal spat with the aggressive Beverley.
"We had to delay our film session so we could watch the last couple of holes", Kerr said, via The Mercury News. He's a hell of a defender who plays hard. "But you cannot take the bait because, that's a bad trade for us".
Stephen Curry reached a few 3-point milestones during the NBA's regular season, finishing the year with the 3rd most makes in the history of the National Basketball Association.
Players automatically receive a one-game suspension after picking up seven technical fouls in the playoffs; Durant now has two. They missed shots, turned the ball over and allowed the Clippers to take the lead midway through the second quarter, with Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell tearing them apart with the pick-and-roll.
Draymond Green (17) and Kevin Durant (23) all notched double-figures in points.