Stephen Curry on Kyrie Irving: We bring 'best out of each other'
All-Star point guards showed off skills during matchup on Saturday
From NBA media reports
* Recap: Warriors 109, Celtics 105
Their careers have been intertwined for the past few years, from teammates on a gold medal winning team at the 2014 World Championship to opposing sides in All-Star games to foes in each of the past three Finals, Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry have been in the spotlight together. They were back at it again Saturday night at Oracle Arena, putting on a show in the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Boston Celtics.
It was playoff-caliber basketball, perhaps even Finals-worthy basketball, between the top two teams in their respective conferences. And it was a classic duel between two of the league’s elite point guards who push each other in ways no one else can. Daniel Brown of the Bay Area News Group has more:
“We try to bring the best out of each other,” Curry said, stating the obvious after the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 109-105 at Oracle Arena.
Curry scored a season-high 49 points and went 8 of 13 from beyond the arc; Irving had 37 and was 5 for 6 from long range.
Both point guards enjoyed stretches in which it looked as if they might never miss again.
“You just got to sit back and enjoy the show. You know what I’m saying,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. “It wasn’t one of those back-and-forths where they kind of hijacked the game and just played one-on-one. … You see a matchup that will bring the best out of you.”
It was as addictive as a sugar-high, enough to leave people jonesing for an NBA Finals featuring seven more games just like this. Or 70 more, for that matter.
“The guard play tonight was just an amazing back-and-forth,” Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said.
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