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Friday, August 23, 2019

Kevin Durant changed Warriors’ plays to feed Steph Curry on hot shooting night

Stephen Curry has done a lot to accommodate Kevin Durant in their three seasons together, but Sunday was Durant’s turn to return the favor.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks by the final of 119-114, and Curry erupted for 48 points on a whopping 11 threes. After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Durant changed some plays in the team huddle that were originally drawn up for him in order to feed his fellow MVP, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

The dynamic duo already won two championships in their first two seasons as teammates, and they may have even better synergy this year. Curry is putting up 28.8 points per game with Durant right behind him at 28.2, easily the highest tally for both players since the latter joined Golden State in 2016.

With the Warriors slowly crawling back to the top of the Western Conference standings, it’s clear that whatever speculation of a rift between the two is very much a thing of the past.

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