Kevin Durant: ‘We don’t want to play with the gods like that’

08 June, 2018, 05:29 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • EPAThe 30-year-old is a two-time league MVP

The third quarter of Sunday's NBA Finals Game 2 ended with Golden State Warriors guard stepping into the Cleveland Cavaliers bench after heaving a corner 3-pointer in an attempt to beat the buzzer. Between Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, there's too much talent on the Warriors to even rely on their stars having a bad night.

"We've had an opportunity to win two of these games in this series and we haven't come up with it", James said.

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.

"After that game, as he made his way back to the team hotel, Cleveland Cavaliers fans berated Durant with thoughtful feedback such as "K.D., you suck!" and K.D., UT's butt!"

Some have argued James could garner the Finals MVP award, which has not been given to a losing player since the award was first inaugurated in 1969, earned by Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West.

What to most appears hostile, to them was apparently cordial behavior.

With the win, the Warriors take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Barring a miracle, they're about to take three of four Finals showdowns from the Cavaliers. "You just can't have mistakes". They both averaged 29 points against each other, shot nearly the exact same field goal percentage, and were close in rebounds.


It was unclear, however, whether Iguodala can join Golden State's active roster in time for Game 3 at Cleveland on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).

"I just tried to stay in the zone", Durant said.

The Cavaliers don't have answers for Durant or the Warriors motion, and this series is now all but over.

They just couldn't stop Kevin Durant.

Curry called Durant's zone "supreme self confidence".

In January, they spent a night in a vehicle together driving around James' hometown in Akron talking about their lives and their careers and the lessons they learned in a feature for "Uninterrupted".

"It's nearly like playing the Patriots", James said after the game. He rewarded Lue with 15 points and a strong game.

Games 1 and 2 put ABC atop the ratings for last week. The Warriors are on their fourth appearance, and they got better after their second with the addition of Durant. "I think everybody gets excited for the small parts of the game, and Steph is one of those guys that just brings that joy".

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