"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.
With 4:41 to play, the two got tangled up, with Durant pushing Beverley into the scorer's table.
"I got pushed, I got up, I got ejected", Beverley said. "We competed. I really wish we could've played more without the chippy calls, but I understand it's Game 1 and they're trying to set the tone. I give them a lot of credit".
"Pat's going to talk, and that's legal", Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.
Montrezl Harrell scored 26 points and fellow reserve Lou Williams contributed 25 points and nine assists as Los Angeles returned to the playoffs after missing last season following six straight appearances.
Both these teams face off in Game 2 at the Oracle Arena on Monday from 10:30pm ET.
Durant finished with 23 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three rejections in 32 minutes of action for the Warriors, while Beverley contributed just three points on 1-of-6 shooting and was a team-worst minus-24 for Los Angeles. He's a hell of a defender who plays hard. "But it was the same play for me coming back on the other end, where I had an opportunity to bring some intensity to the arena, to the game, to my team, and I thought it was a flawless time for me to do so, without resulting in a technical foul". "The games would take four hours", Kerr said.
Warriors: Curry notched his fifth career double-digit postseason rebounding game.
Durant, though, also had a record night after amassing 3,679 points to pass Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) for 15th place on the career playoff scoring list.