The Golden State Warriors claimed victory in Game 2 of the NBA Finals led by their superstar Steph Curry, who put up 29 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists in 32 minutes. Like it has been all season for the Warriors, Curry got it going from the get-go thanks to 41.7% 3-point shooting and lockdown defense on the other side of the court.
After the game, Curry's teammate, Draymond Green, had nothing but praise for the point guard.
"I thought he was incredible and most importantly his decision-making was great," Green said. "It all starts with Steph. When KD was here, our offense still started with Steph. That's the way it's going to be," Green added.
Another day, another shade.
As expected, Green's statement caught fire because he mentioned Kevin Durant's name in the same sentence as Curry. For quite some time now, the debate about who's better between Curry and Durant has been one of the most popular and frankly over-talked-about topics. Just last week, Durant and Green got into a Twitter exchange about the same subject.
What Green probably meant was that the Warriors' motion offense has always revolved around Curry. In fairness to Green, he's speaking facts because not only is Curry the point guard of the team, but his impact on and off the ball brings a different dynamic to the Warriors' offense. Just look at how opposing defenses pay attention to Curry.
All eyes on Steph Curry
So even if the truth hurts, it's hard to blame Green for praising Curry this way. Since entering the league in 2009, the best shooter in the history of basketball ranks at least top five in NBA Finals points, rebounds, assists, steals, field goals, and made 3s. No disrespect to Durant whatsoever but Curry has always been the hero of Golden State.
A legacy title for Curry
If Curry wins his fourth championship title, specifically this one, and a Finals MVP, it'll further solidify his career as one of the greatest players. This title means a whole lot for the Warriors, who not only want to revive their dynasty but also prove that they can win more championships without Durant or having to build a super team.
The next few games will be the most important ones for the Warriors as the series shifts to Boston. Curry is just three wins away from being a champion once again, but before he gets there, he knows he has to play the best basketball of his life — by running and being his team's offensive engine.