LOS ANGELES -- Stephen Curry opened his playoff campaign with 14 points, seven assists and seven turnovers along with the win.
And the Warriors are just fine with beating the Los Angeles Clippers in the series with Curry giving up the ball while facing double teams.
"One thing about Steph is he's going to make the right decisions, so he's not going to think he's got to score 30 or 40 for us to win the game," coach Mark Jackson said Sunday. "Great players, they're going to defend you, force you to get rid of the basketball, trapping you. And you've got to be willing to sacrifice your game.
"I trust he's going to make the right decisions. And his ability to read and react has been spectacular, and it makes us a dangerous team that's tough to guard."
Curry said he was bothered by the seven turnovers but that some were bound to happen because of the amount of trapping the Clippers did as the Warriors tried to attack the basket.
"Give them credit," Jackson said. "They trapped. They got the ball out of his hands. They were active. He's going to be just fine."
If the Clippers continue to double him as they did in Saturday's 109-105 Warriors win, Curry will be happy to continue dishing off to his teammates for good looks at the basket.
"For sure," he said. "Guys, they've got a lot of talent. Not just me."
The Warriors led 107-105 in the fourth quarter when, according to the NBA, the foul on Green should have been called to give Paul a chance at the game-tying free throws. Instead, Paul saw the ball go off his hand out of bounds with 18.9 seconds left to force the Clippers to foul, and Harrison Barnes hit a free throw on the other end.
Green appeared to react on Twitter to the NBA's statement with 26 laughing-with-tears emoticons before writing, "Whoops."
The instant replay review of the out-of-bounds call on Paul's turnover that awarded the ball to the Warriors was correct while the foul on Green that caused the turnover was not reviewable, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said in a statement.
"It doesn't make me feel any better or anything like that, but I do think it's a good thing to do," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of the NBA's statement. "I think they take ownership. That was a big call. Chris Paul goes to the line now with two free throws to tie the game."
Said Paul: "When the ball went out of bounds, I knew it was off me but that it was a foul."