KD recorded only 7-22 from the field. However, Devin Booker evened out for KD’s absence, as he dropped 21 points in the first half alone with 4 rebounds and 4 assists at an 80% FG. Booker’s response was a counterattack to Golden State Warriors’ fight back at the end of the first quarter. The Suns went off to flying start with a 15-7 lead. Later, Steph, Klay Thompson and crew fought back and closed the first quarter with a 28-28 score. However, Booker’s continued points burst led the team to a 108-104 victory.
Following a nail-biting finish to the second game of the opening day, Durant had a special message for the Warriors fans. During the post-game press conference, he said, “It is always good to be recognized… I was excited to see people that I haven’t seen in a while. Fan base here has got nothing but love and respect.”