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.
"I've been playing against Pat Bev since he was in Arkansas, so I kinda know what he brings", Durant said following Golden State's 121-104 victory, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.
Durant had words of praise for Beverley after the game.
"He took the bait ..." "We had to delay our film session so we could watch the last couple of holes. That's what Beverley does", Kerr said. I have a lot of respect for him.
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. "But you cannot take the bait because, that's a bad trade for us".
Curry and the Warriors are now facing the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Curry shot 8 for 12 from deep to pass Ray Allen (385) for career postseason 3s with 386, had a postseason career-high 15 rebounds, seven assists and the 31st 30-point postseason performance of his career.
Game 2 is Monday night at Oracle Arena.