Curry had appeared to be vying with LeBron James, who earned a triple-double in Game 3 to follow up a staggering 51-point game in the previous match-up, to be crowned MVP but Durant has now moved ahead of both of the pair believes former Boston Celtics ace Pierce.
The Warriors rejoiced a little more this time. "It was nearly like I was cussing him out, but I was so happy". Curry remembers "a lot of yelling, unnecessarily".
"Don't get me wrong, every time I make a shot in the National Basketball Association I get excited. I just know it's going to happen". So, I definitely think about that. He also pulled down 13 rebounds, tying Kevin Love for the game high, and distributed seven assists in 43 minutes.
Curry scored 33 points and was 9-of-17 on 3-point attempts in Golden State's 122-103 victory in Game 2. Nonetheless, James' prediction has come to fruition with Durant getting the upper hand on the league's grandest stage.
"Obviously, from a talent perspective, if you're looking at Golden State from their top five best players to our top five players, you would say they're stacked better than us". Game 4 is Friday night.
"That was fantastic what he did out there tonight", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. That continued in the second quarter.
This was why the Warriors needed Durant, and this is why Durant needed the Warriors. "But our guys sense the finish line, and they turned it on right from the beginning of the playoffs defensively". "I found some great spots, and my teammates did a great job of setting screens to set me up". He has taken Cleveland to the NBA Finals now five times, and this now looks certain to be his fourth loss in those.
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The streets of Cleveland are buzzing in anticipation of magic from their favourite son LeBron James.
Having similarly delivered at this stage past year, Durant has spent the last 12 months dodging questions about whether he will ever top his 2017 display, and he now plans to do the same when asked to analyse his latest performance.
So on Thursday, with the Warriors one win away from closing out the Cavaliers, James took a few seconds to address the impact of Draymond Green. Durant then walked into the hotel without incident. KD should now just go back to his "Slim Reaper" nickname, as he is just killing the hopes and dreams of anyone thinking they can beat the Warriors...
"I know it feels like we're down 2-0, and I don't like the way I feel", James said from Cleveland Tuesday. "That's what he does".
It might be a different year, but it's the same story.
But this one was deeper than his dagger was a year ago - and it cut deeper as well. He's thinking about the next one.