The Warriors have made his eighth straight NBA Finals - and their seasonal rivalry with the Cavaliers - very one-sided.
In a sense he agreed with some of them, willingly acknowledging he can improve after the Cavs were swept by the Warriors, losing to Golden State for the third time in the past four years despite the presence of LeBron James. Curry has bounced back from his struggles in Game 3 with 20 points, making four of the Warriors' nine 3-pointers.
The game reached its zenith in the fourth when Curry finally found his range, hitting his only three with the game on the line, but finishing just 3-16 from the floor.
Stephen Curry took a modest tone when asked about his team's place among the all-time greats.
Durant won his second title and second NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award, the power forward scoring a career playoff high 43 points in game three.
Curry, on the other hand, averaged 27.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks, shooting 40.2 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from long range and 100.0 percent from the charity stripe. He buried 7 of 15, and Golden State connected on 14 of 38, including 9 of 17 en route to a 61-52 halftime advantage.
The 33-year-old plans to consider everything once the season ends, but he offered some clues about what he'll consider before making his next move, a decision that will dwarf any other National Basketball Association news in July. There was a rare openness to Durant in his postgame remarks as he let his detractors know that whatever they said when he left Oklahoma City for Golden State didn't mean much then and means even less now.
That title-denying four-to-nothing setback was also the second for LeBron James and the Cavs in 11 years. I don't think anybody's even anxious about that type of stuff. After passing all of those tests, the Warriors avoided a letdown like the one they suffered in Game 4 a year ago. LeBron entered free agency trying to become what everybody wanted him and needed him to do, win a championship. So how does a player like KD find himself joining a roster that had just won 73 games a year prior? James' hand was so swollen after Game 1 that the initial MRI exam didn't reveal clear results. Steph Curry led them in Game 4 with 37 points.
Plus, Golden State will get better.
Kevin Love is expecting the questions but already knows his answer. "You've got two guys with MVPs on their team".
Re-signing Paul while adding James to the fold would arguably solidify the Rockets as the biggest threat in dethroning the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference. All around them were Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala and a succession of Warriors who ran around and harassed Cleveland's shooters enough to make life hard.
James left to a standing ovation after playing 41 of the game's first 44 minutes.
LeBron James has until the end of June 29 to decide if he will opt out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent.
Kevin Love and the No. 8 pick are the two best trade assets of the Cavaliers.
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