Kevin Durant is not nice. After two emphatic dunks, the former MVP has 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting. This crowd is going nuts.
Both teams are struggling to hit shots that normally go down. The Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Cavs start 4 of 12 while the Warriors are 5 of 13. It’s all tied up at 12 points apiece heading into the first timeout break.
J.R. Smith opens up the scoring with a 3-pointer off a beautiful pass from James. Then Zaza Pachulia answers with a putback off an offensive rebound. Both teams feeling each other out early.
His short game is working. His midrange game is sharper than ever. And where Durant had been a 32.9 percent 3-point shooter from the arc, he is now mostly unstoppable out there, too.
The Warriors don’t quite know which East team they’ll get in the Finals. Cleveland has dominated the bulk of the conference finals there, but Boston’s comeback stunner in Game 3 has opened a sliver of a chance, even if the Celtics remain heavy underdogs.
A return engagement against the Cavs might not be so bad for Durant. In Cheap Echl Jerseys his only other Finals appearance, with OKC in 2012, he faced LeBron James’ Heat and averaged 30.6 points on 54.8 percent shooting in the Thunder’s five-game loss.
“I’m just proud of the work we’ve put in from the beginning of the season,” Durant said. “We just kept grinding. We didn’t talk about championships or anything. We just wanted to build good habits and have fun some playing some basketball, simple as that. It’s good that we’re here now. Obviously, we want to take that into the next series and try to be great.”
That will be the final test. But through 12 games and three rounds, greatness has been there for Durant.