There was no Klay Thompson on the court Monday night. No Kevin Durant. No LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, or Kevin Love.
Yet if you let your mind shut off halfway for a minute or two, you could forget what year it is. Steph Curry and Draymond Green, in blue Golden State Warriors jerseys, fed and feasted on the wine and white digs of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just like it was June 2015, 2017, or 2018 ... or, yes, parts of 2016.
For the first quarter and a half, it looked like the Dubs might mess around and not beat a much worse team. And then they turned it on. Specifically, Curry and Green turned it on, displaying he type of brilliant chemistry that makes them historically unique teammates, and the time of sensational talent that rode them to three titles.
Curry had 36 points, 6 assists, and just 1 turnover, while shooting an other-worldly 13-for-19 from the field, and 7-for-11 from beyond the arc. Green had 6 points, 8 rebounds, an eye-popping 16 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, and just 1 turnover. Both players accomplished their unreal stat lines in just 30 minutes of play and sat the fourth quarter, en route to a 129-98 victory.
That’s kind of all there is to say. Whatever I could try to describe would be better displayed in video form, so let’s just run the highlights of Steph and Dray acting like All-State players showing up to the JV practice to experiment with some new stuff.
The smile on Steph's face after this three pic.twitter.com/cXlPy5jcEu— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 16, 2021
I mean, come on.
Still got it. Absolutely still got it.