The reigning champions are meeting Houston in the play-offs for the fourth time in five years and began this year's series with a back-and-forth game which went down to the wire.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 28, 2019
Durant led the way with 35 points, while Stephen Curry added 18 and sealed the victory with a three-pointer with 24 seconds left on the clock.
The Rockets had the chance to tie the game just before the buzzer, but Harden missed.
Boston dominated from the off, building a 15-point lead in the first half which increased to as much as 26 in the second.