The defending champion Golden State Warriors lost on opening night to the Houston Rockets after Kevin Durant's last-second game-winner was ruled to have come after the final buzzer upon review.

Entering the final frame down 13, Houston launched a furious comeback in the fourth quarter – with Chris Paul on the bench – after Draymond Green left the game due to a knee injury. The Rockets edged closer and closer before finally taking their first lead with 44 seconds left through a pair of free throws from P.J. Tucker.

Golden State had a chance to take back the lead at the very end, but Stephen Curry's wide-open three rimmed out, and Durant's baseline jumper following an offensive rebound was ruled too late after review showed his fingers still on the ball as the buzzer went off.

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