It seems the San Antonio Spurs did not read the script. The five-time champions arrived in Golden State, wreaked havoc, destroyed the Warriors by 29 points and headed to Sacramento leaving Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Co with more questions than answers.
Nobody expected the Warriors to give up 129 points at home, nobody expected the Warriors to start 0-1 for the first time since 2011, and nobody expected Jonathon Simmons to show out with 20 points off the bench.
Simmons averaged just six points per game in his 55 outings last season but contributed heavily off the bench as San Antonio's rotation unit outscored Golden State's 54-16.
The 27-year-old produced two fantastic highlight plays that have been sending social media crazy all morning.
His first was a chase-down block on Stephen Curry, reminiscent of LeBron James' historic stuff in game seven that would have brought back some extremely painful memories for the point guard and those involved with the Warriors.
His second was a huge posterizing dunk on JaVale McGee that welcomed the center to his new team in emphatic style. It was the icing on the cake in a smash-mouth performance by the Spurs that saw them dominate every facet of the game.
With just seconds left in the encounter, Simmons burst past rookie Patrick McCaw and dunked over McGee. For those left in the Oracle - there weren't many - it was the final brutal nail in the coffin.
Simmons will be hoping this was his breakthrough game - but if not, it is certainly one for the ages.