On Saturday, the Warriors and Thunder met for what turned out to be one of the best NBA games of the season. It ended with Steph Curry hitting a 37-foot game-winning three in the final seconds of overtime. Now, less than a week later, the rematch is here with the teams meeting in Oakland.
With Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the teams, there is no shortage of starpower in the game. Even more than that, Durant, Westbrook and Curry are some of the most unique players in the NBA who make the impossible look easy. They are doing just that.
Curry showed off his handles early, going behind the back to leave Durant in his dust on a layup.
Durant showed off his own freaky offensive skills later in the game. There is length and then there is Kevin Durant length. Look at the Euro step, he almost starts at the baseline!
It took Westbrook a little longer to get going, but eventually he did. When Westbrook gets into the open floor, few other guards can finish like he does. That poor, poor rim.
And it wouldn't be a Warriors game without Curry pulling up and nailing a three from LONG distance.
It isn't just offensive highlights either. The teams are having their moments defensively, most notable Serge Ibaka. Klay Thompson thought he had an easy dunk lined up. Ibaka had other ideas.
The game is loaded with huge names and All-Stars. Then there is Marreese Speights stealing the show with passes like this. With an arm like this, maybe Chip Kelly should give him a tryout.
Amidst it all, the Warriors took a few seconds to write some basketball poetry. This is beautiful.
This play wasn't quite as clean, but the Warriors even make chaos look beautiful.
There was no overtime or game-winning 37 footer, but the Warriors and Thunder once again put on a show. A show that could be a very fun seven-game series.