Wednesday NBA Roundup: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Perfecting 1-2 Punch

January 19th, 2017 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

This had to be what Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors had in mind when they added Kevin Durant over the summer.    

It's taken half a season to reach this point—and head coach Steve Kerr still constantly uses the word "process" and various synonyms to describe it—but the Warriors' harmonious 121-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday at Oracle Arena showed that two superstars could seamlessly coexist, that they could be great together rather than at one another's expense.

Durant caught fire for 40 points, 12 rebounds and four assists on just 16 attempts from the field, taking shots in the flow of the offense and almost never stopping the ball in isolation. Curry, meanwhile, finished with 24 points and took three more shots than KD on the night.

Most importantly, Curry was aggressive, creative and even a little loose with some of his decisions.

He showed off on the break:

And fired away from ultradeep:

There's a line between freedom and carelessness that Curry crosses often, but the Warriors prefer him to be bold. ...

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