Kevin Durant rewards Stephen Curry’s ‘childlike approach to the game’

08 June, 2018, 05:22 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins

"I thought we played a good first half", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

With the win, the Warriors take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. On Wednesday, history repeated itself.

They did so thanks to Kevin Durant, who scored a career playoff high 43 points, including a long 3-pointer in the game's final minute that capped the victory.

Everyone is just in awe of Durant right now. If Curry and Thompson both have off nights, they still have the second-best player in the game. But even with all that, it still takes the ideal game from an imperfect Cleveland cast to beat these Warriors.

For the Cleveland Cavaliers to win even a single game in the NBA Finals, they need a break to go their way.

"Every mistake we made they capitalized on past year", Durant said. "But you definitely tip your hat". "I mean, different feel". "And then you add one of the best players the National Basketball Association has ever seen".

So James departed the Cavaliers in 2010 to form a superteam in Miami with pals Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and won two titles in four finals in four seasons.


Durant was an efficient 15-of-23 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range. His teammates did the celebrating for him.

"You ask me what is the difference between the Warriors - you asked me this last year, what was the difference between the Warriors the previous year and this year, and what was my answer?" "I don't buy this whole thing that he's playing with a bunch of garbage". But that was a huge shot.

This is the great thing about Golden State's looming dynasty, one that is on the verge of beating Cleveland for the National Basketball Association title for a third time in the last four years.

Coming off a Game 2 in which he attacked, distributed and performed yeoman's work defensively on LeBron James while Curry dazzled from distance, Durant moved front and center in the Warriors' offense.

For James, especially, it was a painful defeat. James became obsessed with beating the Celtics at one time - one of the more emotional moments of his career was when he finally beat them. All while LeBron James put in his now-standard triple-double, with Kevin Love pitching in 20 points and Rodney Hood scoring an unlikely 15 off the bench.

It doesn't happen often, but James was upstaged on his home court. If the Warriors throw that first punch and go up eight or so, it's easy for guys to just say screw it.

"Kevin was the story in the first half just keeping us in the game", Kerr said.

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