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NBA rumors: Warriors believe Kevin Durant being fouled more by Rockets

NBA rumors: Warriors believe Kevin Durant being fouled more by Rockets

For the last year, everybody has been waiting for an NBA playoffs rematch between the Warriors and Rockets. The start to the Western Conference Semifinals didn't disappoint, but the referees, not the players, became the main story from Game 1. 

As the Warriors came away with a 104-100 win Sunday at Oracle Arena, the Rockets made their feelings known with complaints about the referees during and after the game -- particularly with a few "no-calls" on Rockets 3-point attempts. 

But the Warriors reportedly have their own frustrations, too. 

Behind the scenes, the Warriors whispered about the Rockets putting two hands on Kevin Durant when he drives to the basket and not getting a foul call, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Sunday night.

Durant finished the game with 15 free throws, scoring 12 of his 35 points from the charity stripe. James Harden, the Rockets' star known for drawing fouls, totaled 14 free throws. 

After the game, Harden called out the referees and believed he was being unfairly treated. 

“I mean, I just want a fair chance, man,” Harden said.  “Call the game how it’s supposed to be called, and that’s it. And I’ll live with the results.”

Once he was told of Harden's comments, Warriors forward Draymond Green was having none of the complaints

“I've been fouled by James on a James 3-pointer before,” Green responded, referring to Harden’s tendency to extend his legs to draw contact after shooting. “No, I ain't going with that one. I'm straight. No.”

[RELATED: Warriors tried defending Harden with different tactics]

This is just Game 1. All eyes will be on the Last Two-Minute Report -- which should be released Monday afternoon -- and chatter will only continue about the officiating as we head into Game 2 on Tuesday night.

Warriors' Steph Curry amazed by Andre Iguodala's stellar drive off tee

Warriors' Steph Curry amazed by Andre Iguodala's stellar drive off tee

“Did we just become best friends?”

Andre Iguodala and Steph Curry became inseparable almost instantly when Iggy joined the Warriors after the 2012-13 season. In addition to developing a strong chemistry on the court, the duo also shared a passion off the hardwood: golf.

Even after Iggy’s recent trade to Memphis, the two have obviously remained close friends and continue to hit the links together.

Curry made headlines in the golf world Monday when he announced he will be helping restart Howard University’s men’s and women’s golf programs for the next six years.

[RELATED: Steve Kerr reveals why Warriors trading Andre Iguodala devastated him]

Hopefully, Curry can find some new teammates to hit the course with him after Iguodala’s departure and Klay Thompson’s ACL injury.

How D'Angelo Russell impressed Warriors GM Bob Myers with his maturity

How D'Angelo Russell impressed Warriors GM Bob Myers with his maturity

When the Warriors acquired All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell from the Nets in a sign-and-trade this offseason, general manager Bob Myers knew much more about the player than the person. 

Myers knew his team was acquiring someone who can score in a hurry. He knew Golden State was getting a crafty lefty that can dish it and drain shots from deep. The more Myers has gotten to know Russell, the more he's excited for the future of the franchise. 

Russell and Myers recently met in New York, and the GM hit his new guard with some tough questions regarding his murky past as a Laker. 

"He said, 'In hindsight, maybe I wasn't ready for what was coming in L.A. with being the No. 2 pick.' A lot of people would blame everybody else and say it wasn't my fault, which I think showed a maturity," Myers said on The TK Show

Russell was involved in a public incident as a rookie with the Lakers where he recorded a video on Snapchat of teammate Nick Young admitting he cheated on his fiancée, Iggy Azalea. Though only has been in the NBA for four seasons, Russell's road has been a long one. 

Since being drafted in 2015, Russell has dealt with the pressure of being the No. 2 pick in L.A., the trials of the Young incident, being traded to Brooklyn, turning into an All-Star and now joining the Warriors. 

"For a guy that's pretty new in the league, he's been through more than most I'd say," Myers said. "Being a high pick, going to the Lakers, getting moved, going to Brooklyn ... the way he handled that, helping them ascend, kind of coming into his own." 

[RELATED: Myers explains what attracted Warriors to D'Angelo Russell]

Russell enjoyed his breakout year last season where he averaged 21.1 points and seven assists per game. Any GM would be glad to add that to his roster. After speaking with Russell, Myers couldn't be happier. 

"I'm happier now than I was even when we did it, knowing more about who he actually is," Myers said.