Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals was a tough one for the Houston Rockets, who fell to the Golden State Warriors, 119-106. James Harden and Chris Paul went off, dropping a combined 64 points, but they didn’t get a ton of help.
It was a chippy contest, with Draymond Green getting a technical a couple of minutes into the game. Paul had his fair share of feisty moments, too.
The biggest one came against Kevin Durant.
Paul got the ball in the backcourt and Durant was kind of draped onto him. Paul used a really hard elbow to get some space.
No foul was called.
Check this out:
Chris Paul out here elbowing Kevin Durant's butt. lol pic.twitter.com/7fUpsoMnct
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 15, 2018
Durant didn’t seem to be happy. Paul told him to “play ball.”
“Play ball.” – CP3 to Durant pic.twitter.com/h6FE2Gb945
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 15, 2018
Durant scored 37 points on 14 of 27 shooting, helping lead the Warriors to a Game 1 victory. Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday night. It’ll be televised on TNT.