Durant, Beverley ejected after constant trash talk

Annette Crawford
April 14, 2019

Each technical, which came within a 19-second span in the fourth quarter, involved some level of jawing. Beverley immediately jumped to his feet to confront Durant as official Ed Malloy got between them and immediately ejected them. "That's what Beverley does", Kerr said. "So for me, I know that coming into the series, so I thought it was fun tonight". "We talked about it the last couple of days". He's a hell of a defender. You can not take the bait.

Kevin Durant climbing past Nowitzki and Steph rising above Jesus Shuttlesworth on the same night underscores the extent to which the Warriors have rewritten the record books and left an enduring imprint on the postseason story of professional basketball. They faced each other while in college during the 2006-07 season, Durant with Texas and Beverley with Arkansas.

Beverley, who was in Durant's face from the opening tip in an attempt to knock the two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player off his game, explained what went down before the ejections. The Clippers' guard suffered the same fate.

The bait being Patrick Beverley. "He's a Chicago kid, grew up and played in the Chicago area, so those dudes play with a different type of grit, so I can appreciate that about Pat".

Here's just a taste of what went on all game. "That's what he brings to each team he plays on".

Durant had words of praise for Beverley after the game.

When asked afterward if he was intentionally trying to egg on the four-time scoring champion, Beverley said he was just being himself.

Rivers then provided some assistance by backing up his player and ended up being called for a technical foul. "The games would take four hours", Kerr said. Pretty solid night, you know, at the office.

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