Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry combine for season-best 41 points in first half of Game 5
Golden State Warriors teammates Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry have proved to be every bit of the sure-shot snipers they’ve been thought to be throughout their careers, combining for a season-high 41 points (per ESPN Stats & Info) in the first half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The two MVPs have proved deadly when left open, with Curry going 4-of-5 and Durant 5-of-6 in uncontested shots. The Warriors went on a furious 36-11 run in the second quarter, a 25-point swing that took them from down eight to up 17 points before the Cavs began to catch up.
Durant outscored the Cavs 13-11 at one point in the quarter all by himself, finishing with a team-high 21 points despite picking up two quick fouls early in the game.
The Cavaliers are 10-2 over the last three postseasons when LeBron James scores 20 points or more (21 points on 9-of-15 shooting), ironically enough, both losses have been to the Warriors.