Ty Lue and his coaching staff haven't found any winning solutions to the problems posed by Golden State, though, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the gameplan shift for Game 4. Durant started hot in the first quarter and just never cooled down, attacking every mismatch, making every play up to and including a back-breaking 3-pointer in the final minutes that echoed the one he hit in last year's Finals. By Game Score, it was the sixth-best individual Finals performance going back to 1983-84.
Kevin Durant has become something of an antihero of sorts, this after the former Oklahoma City Thunder forward bolted for the greener pastures of the Golden State Warriors en route to his first National Basketball Association championship.
What's made Durant even more effective in the Finals is that he's been able to take advantage of holes in the Cavaliers defense, while simultaneously creating more his teammates.
One fan got under Kevin Durant's skin when he yelled "KD, U.T.'s butt!", a video from TMZ shows.
Durant has still been destroying the Cavaliers by targeting mismatches - he's * a href="http://stats.nba.com/players/playtype-post-up/?CF=PlayerFirstName*E*kev" *shooting 51.5 percent on pull-ups and has posted an enormous 72.7 effective field goal percentage on shot attempts coming after at least seven dribbles. And although his record-setting performance in Game 2 dominated headlines, Curry has shot just 6-of-21 on 3s in the other two games of this series. That's a decline of 45.9 points per 100 possessions from when he's been on the floor.
On Wednesday, Durant was the standout star, scoring a game-high 43 points.