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‘We’ve championship DNA,’ says Steph Curry after domination of Brooklyn Nets

The Bay Space group emphatically beat the superstar-laden Brooklyn Nets 117-99 on Tuesday evening behind Curry’s 37 factors — a efficiency which earned “MVP” chants from the watching crowd.

In what was a conflict of two of the highest contenders for this 12 months’s Larry O’Brien trophy — and MVP race between Curry and Kevin Durant — it was the Warriors who showcased their credentials.

And all with out perennial All-Star Klay Thompson, who continues to be but to return from long-term harm.

After dismantling the Nets at Barclays Heart on a scorching 12-of-19 capturing — together with 9-of-14 from three — with 5 assists, two steals and a block, Curry was clear about his group’s goals.

Golden State's Gary Payton II and Brooklyn's James Harden fight for a rebound.

“We’ve championship DNA, nevertheless it’s been two years since we have been in a position to show it,” Curry advised TNT after the sport.

Durant, who received two titles with the Warriors earlier than leaving in 2019, struggled on the evening with 19 factors. However afterwards, he praised Curry, calling him a “grasp at what he does.”

“I have been saying that since he got here into the league; only a artful participant that may just about do something off the ball, that may minimize to the rim, shoot floaters, shoot threes, after which he can deal with the basketball too, and get all the way down to his spot,” the 33-year-old stated.

“That is what you get each evening [from] a participant like that enjoying at an MVP, Corridor of Fame stage. You have to respect it.”

The end result improved the Warriors’ file to an NBA-best 21-2 for the season, whereas the Nets slip to 10-5.

For the Nets, with superstars Durant and James Harden on the group — however Kyrie Irving nonetheless absent from the group — the purpose is a NBA title.

Durant, Mills and Nash talk during a game agains the Warriors.

However Nets head coach Steve Nash admits they’ve a protracted approach to go to succeed in these heights.

“Properly, I simply do not suppose we’re in that class but,” Nash advised the media post-game.

“We acquired quite a lot of work to do. We’re attempting to enhance as a gaggle, get higher and, hopefully, we will discover a approach to overcome a few of our deficiencies by the top of the 12 months.”

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