The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets played a tense game in the second round of the 2019 Western Conference Playoffs before the Warriors went on to sweep the Rockets in the conference finals.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the San Francisco-based team to a series victory over James Harden and company, which resulted in the club’s elimination from the competition.
But the group from Texas gave the group that ultimately finished in second place a run for their money. The tension between KD and Chris Paul, which had been present since the first game of the series, reached a boiling point in the fourth game of the series.
Kevin Durant has stated that he finds it enjoyable to compete with such aggression and passion on the court. During the second quarter of the game, Kevin Durant gave CP3 an elbow to the head as he was attempting to claim a likely offensive rebound.
As the Slim Reaper shoved the Point God in the middle of the fourth quarter, things got much more heated up than they already were. A loose ball foul was called after Chris Paul shoved and knocked down the 6-foot-11 Kevin Durant while he was being boxed out by Paul. This action resulted in a foul being called.
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After the conclusion of the game, the forward who was playing for GSW at the time had some insightful things to say about the conflict. Kevin Durant mentioned that despite the aggressiveness and intensity with which both teams are playing, it is still enjoyable to be on the field. Even Draymond Green, who was a participant in a number of these altercations, gave his perspective on the situation:
We anticipate that it will be a level playing field, but I have a feeling that one is about to break out between us. They are doing whatever it takes to win, not because they are dishonest or anything of the sort; rather, they are doing it because it is what they are doing, and we are sort of rolling our eyes in there as they slam us.
After their infamous altercation almost four years ago, Chris and the player of the year in 2014 are still teammates on the same squad.
After signing with the Phoenix Suns, the athlete will don his new team’s uniform and enter the court for the first time, more than three weeks after making the transition. Following the completion of his rehabilitation from a knee injury, the 13-time All-Star will participate in his first game on January 8. It will be interesting to watch Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant perform together because they are a powerhouse trio.
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