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Kevin Durant and James Harden's priceless reaction to Steph Curry hitting a logo 3

Joshua Rogers November 17, 2021
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During the recent Nets vs Warriors game, TV cameras captured Kevin Durant and James Harden’s priceless reaction to Steph Curry hitting a logo 3.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors was arguably the most anticipated game of the season.

Many believed it was a preview of the 2022 NBA Finals. Some also felt it would be a game between the two finalists for the 2021-22 NBA MVP award, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.

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However, it was only one of the two who solidified his case for MVP – Curry.

The Warriors point guard lit up the Nets for 37 points in just 29 minutes. He also had seven rebounds, five assists and two steals, hitting 9/14 from 3 and 12/19 overall in the 117-99 win.

Curry has now made nine or more 3-pointers in a game thirty-seven times in his career. James Harden and Damian Lillard, who are second on that list, have done it nine times each.

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KD and Harden’s reaction to Steph’s logo 3 summed things up

Curry’s performance in Brooklyn was his fifth game of the season with seven or more threes, and he has had three games where he scored at least 40 points. He is also leading the league in scoring.

Steph can be unstoppable on offense, and when he’s feeling it you just have to sit back and marvel at it. That’s exactly what Kevin Durant and James Harden did last night, after TV cameras caught them watching helplessly from the sidelines.

With just over nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Curry had a mismatch on LaMarcus Aldridge just inside the Nets half.

Curry took a dribble before crossing over and hitting a logo 3, which, of course, hit nothing but net.

KD and Harden’s reaction from the sidelines said it all.

Steve Kerr praises his star man

The Warriors now have a league best 12-2 record and sit at the top of the Western Conference.

Golden State has one of the best offenses, and defenses, in the NBA, and for head coach Steve Kerr that’s all down to one man: Steph Curry.

“Steph, there’s never been anyone like him,” Kerr said after the game. “So he’s an offense just by himself … it’s a matter of putting smart people around him like Andre (Iguodala), like Draymond and many others who are going to take that defensive attention that Steph gets and then play make behind the play when Steph gets the ball.

“The fact that Steph can be dominant on and off the ball, that’s what makes him like no one in the league. There’s never been a player, as far as I’m concerned, who had that combination on both skill and pick-and-roll dominance but the off-ball game of Reggie Miller. That combination has never been seen.”

The Warriors take on the Cavs on Friday night.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.