Durant shines in Golden State playoff debut in Game 1 win

Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday

"You guys make this a true home court advantage for us and we're going to need that energy during this playoff run", Curry said to the fans who stuck around rather than cut out early in hopes of beating traffic.

"I think if you ask them and they were being honest, they don't like all the hype he gets, and they have to direct it that way", Thompson said.

According to FOX Sports, Curry and Durant took roughly 200 3-point shots.

The Warriors will host the Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs beginning with Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at Oracle Arena.

The first game between Lakers and Warriors in this season have ended with the loss of Lakers. While the top-seeded Warriors had their 14-game winning streak snapped by the Utah Jazz on Monday, the young Lakers team is trying to finish the season with six consecutive victories.

As the final period got underway, Ian Clark did what he often does to give the Blazers fits and chipped in during a 15-2 run on the way to 12 points off the bench. The 6-foot-3 guard scored a putback off his own miss in the paint one possession then knocked down a 3-pointer the next as Golden State went ahead 97-90 with 8:59 remaining.

The shot-making tandem combined for 48 of their team's 56 points through halftime as was tied. (13 points, 11 rebounds), Julius Randle (13 points) and Brandon Ingram (11 points), they didn't have enough to stop Golden State's fine-tuned offense. Durant had 24 in the first half and 29 total points in 27 minutes, needing only 16 shots and sitting the entire fourth quarter. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. Thompson wound up with 15 points. In a new interview, Thompson says it's precisely that "miraculous rise" that's made Curry the target of "disdain" from many of his National Basketball Association peers.

The fact that Curry is the only player in history to have ever been unanimously tabbed as league MVP and reigns as one of the league's most popular players also doesn't seem to sit well with James, and it seems the three-time champ is not alone in his assessment.

But he was part of a 135-90 debacle on December 17 here - the Warriors' largest margin of victory in the rivalry - that prompted coach Terry Stotts to say afterward, "It's embarrassing to get beat by 45".

The Warriors started the game quick by hitting a few three-pointers resulting in a eight-point lead five minutes into the contest.

Warriors: Curry moved by Wilt Chamberlain (507) for second place on the Warriors list for career playoff field goals. This comes a day after news surfaced that Curry had the best-selling jersey stateside for the second straight year and that Golden State maintained its spot atop team merchandise sales.

Most importantly, the Warriors escaped the last game of the season without any injuries, aside from Zaza Pachulia leaving the game for a bit, but he would return later so all signs point to him being fine.

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