Kevin Durant responds to Stephen Curry not winning Finals MVP


The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to avoid the sweep as they battle the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena on Friday. No team has ever came back from a 3-0 disadvantage to win a Playoff series, and adding Durant to the Warriors makes this historic hole even greater. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next. Should the Warriors sweep, Curry would seemingly need to have a huge outburst, combined with a slow night for Durant, if he wants to win the award for the first time.

From three games he's averaging 37.7 points, nine rebounds, 10.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 46 minutes per game.

And what will it take for these Warriors - this dynasty that has reshaped not just the NBA but how the modern-day game of basketball is played - to surpass all the other dynasties before them? The Warriors blew them out in two of the final three games.

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Golden State outscored Cleveland 25-13 in the third quarter, James managing only four points, and the Warriors rolled through the final minutes. The Warriors went 8-1 against the Cavs in the last two Finals. "For us to be able to be here again, we can't get enough of this feeling".

The Heat split four NBA Finals appearances - and James experienced winning and losing on the biggest stage.

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After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in a four-year span.

According to Sports Illustrated, forward Draymond Green said, "I think if LeBron James went to the Golden State Warriors then there would be a high possibility I won't be here". Durant is one of six players to win back-to-back NBA Finals MVP titles.

Sources told ESPN that the injury was the result of him punching a blackboard in the locker room after that game.

While this was perhaps their most hard season, they found a way to overcome a 3-2 deficit against the Rockets and then cruise through the Finals.

So besides Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson and Cooper, the only other player to appear in two finals sweep losses was Wes Unseld - with the Bullets in 1971 and 1975.

In the closing seconds of Game 6 of the 1998 Finals, Jordan rose up - after eluding or pushing off Bryon Russell, depending on your allegiance - and sank a jumper that ultimately gave the Bulls their sixth championship and the last of Jordan's playing career. He was 2-2 in four trips to the NBA Finals with Miami.