Durant ensured he would play at least one more game in Oklahoma City with a 17-point fourth-quarter performance in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go, and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off their second straight playoff sweep Sunday.
The Warriors are in some trouble against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference semifinals. Curry may be ready, but comes with risks.
By definition, Portland and Miami are not yet facing must-win games.
The Big Three yucked it up after their latest playoff sweep, a far cry from the uneasiness that prevailed at the beginning of their relationship.
Fourth-quarter slip-ups have been the bane of Oklahoma City’s championship tilt this season but the Thunder may have found a way to avoid them: just give the ball to Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant tied a playoff career high with 41 points, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 111-97 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday that tied the Western Conference semi-final series at 2-2.
Kevin Durant went on a scoring spree that was spectacular, even by his standards.