Kerr said the Warriors wanted to acquire Durant after they lost to the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals because of his ability to take over a game offensively.
And he didn't stop there.
The Rockets, careful not to leave Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant open, tend to give Young plenty of room to operate. He proceeded to make the shot because of course he did. Klay Thompson had 28 points, Steph Curry added 18, and Andre Iguodala had 11 points.
"It's better to have it than not.it's important but they've shown they can win away from home, we can win away from home", coach Mike D'Antoni said. According to NBA.com stats, Harden led the league with 877 points off isolations during the regular season, with Cleveland's LeBron James (500) the only player who scored even half as many points on such plays.
Game 2 is set for Wednesday night at 9 PM.
When Harden hits a three 20 seconds into the game and Capela blocks Kevin Durant on the very next Warriors' possession, it looks like this night is going to live up to the hype too.
That, after all, is why Kevin Durant is on the team.
If you're like us, you've been waiting for this matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the HoustonRockets all year.
The Rockets rediscovered their offense after that, scoring the next eight points, powered by 3s from Gordon and Gerald Green, to get within 85-80 with about a minute left in the quarter. An adversarial crowd greeted the Warriors during lineup introductions and throughout the game.
After Game 2 the series moves to Oracle Arena for games 3 and 4 on Sunday and Tuesday.
The 65-win HoustonRockets, proud owners of the best record in the NBA this season, are being treated like a national joke after one loss. While they had success against Golden State in-season, the playoffs are another beast altogether If they were going to get it done this time, they needed everyone to bring their "A" game.
It's quite the opposite, actually. "He was obviously incredibly hard for us to guard past year and we wish he was playing". To fully understand the history between James and Boston, let's take a look at each of the times they met in the playoffs.
While it is usually Sonam who sets tongues wagging with her unusual fashion choices, this time it was her husband. Her groom, businessman Anand Ahuja was wearing Raghavendra Rathore's beige colored bandhgala on the wedding.
Although Saturday will not be a washout, there could be several rounds of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. The storm was also responsible for a house fire in Grand Island when lightning struck a home at 3204 Knights Road.
And this morning two engineers and a pilot from the Air Accident Investigation Unit will continues their inquiry in County Offaly. The remains of the victims are being removed to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore where a postmortem is due to take place.
The victim is now outside the country and is legitimately concerned for his safety when he returns, according to the police. But things escalated quickly - police say Ades started texting the man constantly. sending more than 65,000 text messages .
Not exactly happy, Reigns sought out Mahal and brawled backstage with him, with the Modern Day Maharaja barely escaping. Bayley and Mickie James by pinning Bayley following the DDT to qualify for the Women's Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says his team were right to pit as they were getting through tyres quicker than other cars. I know it sounds weird but today is the closest I think I've been but there are still areas that weren't quite ideal .
President Trump is making rash and risky moves that promise either brilliant success or catastrophic failure. "I hope Mr. In rejecting the Iran deal, Mr Trump equated Iran's right to a civilian nuclear programme as a path to a nuclear weapon.
The outbreak is in a remote part of the country, where delivering the vaccine will be a challenge because it must be kept frozen. The DRC has reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between 4 April and 13 May, including 19 deaths.
Second Democratic Senator Backs CIA Nominee Haspel
Both are still undecided on the nomination, in which the votes likely will end up falling mostly along partisan lines. Even if he stands firm, two more Republicans would need to flip for Haspel to hit the rocks, an unlikely prospect.
Two British hostages in Congo released - Johnson
The men were gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park on the eastern border when their convoy was ambushed by armed militants. It is a Unesco world heritage site and home to critically-endangered mountain gorillas, as well as lions, elephants and hippos.