Golden State Warriors' season starts with a loss as Kevin Durant's buzzer-beater didn't beat the buzzer

The Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors on the opening night of the 2017-18 NBA season after Kevin Durant's game-winning shot failed to beat the buzzer.

The Warriors entered the fourth quarter with a 13-point lead, but the Rockets fought back, led by James Harden who scored 27 points with 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Completing the comeback was P.J. Tucker, who hit two free throws with 30 seconds left in the game to give the Rockets their first lead since the opening basket of the game.

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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: The Golden State Warriors stand during their 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: The Golden State Warriors display their 2017 NBA Championship rings prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: 2017 NBA Championship rings are seen on the hands of team owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber during their NBA game at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors smiles during the 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 17, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Patrick McCaw #0, Shaun Livingston #34, Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors of the Golden State Warriors smile during the 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 17, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors stands during their 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors receives his 2017 NBA Championship ring from team owner Joe Lacob prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors shakes hands NBA commissioner Adam Silver during their 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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In the closing seconds, the Warriors were going for the win when a mad dash for a rebound ensued as precious seconds ticked away. Durant found the ball and drained his shot, sending the Oracle crowd into a frenzy. But replays showed that KD failed to get the ball out of his hand before the buzzer.

You can watch the chaotic final seconds play out below.

The deflating ending was one Warriors fans were not ready for heading into the night. Before the game, the Warriors held their championship ring ceremony and unveiled the banner to the gathered crowd. 

That said, Golden State fans won't be too worried about the loss — last season the Warriors lost their opener as well, and they ended the year with a 16-1 run through the playoffs.

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