The Warriors' loss to the Memphis Wednesday night left a lot to be desired, but it wasn't without its shining moments.
Insider Matt Steinmetz selects his top plays from every Warriors game. From the Grizzlies contest he identified two highlight-reel plays.
RECAP: Warriors fall to Memphis 110-92
With just over nine minutes remaining the the half and the Warriors trailing by two, Brandon Rush watched a Nate Robinson three pointer clang high off the iron. Rush was up to the bounce, as he skied over would-be rebounders to get the tip-in off glass and tie the game at 35.
Three minutes later, with just over six minutes in the half and the score knotted at 40, Rush secured a rebound and fed Stephen Curry for the outlet. Curry pushed the pace and let fly an alley-oop as he approached the three point line. Monta Ellis was there, skying on the other end to flush the two-handed dunk and give the Warriors momentum and the 42-40 lead.
Which are you crowning the play of the game?
Kevin Durant has weighed in on the current drama surrounding Kyrie Irving and their Cleveland Cavaliers.
During a news conference Friday in Noida, India, Durant said "I really don't care about the Kyrie Irving situation. I just want guys in the league to be happy wherever they're playing and have some fun playing ball.
Wherever that is for Kyrie, I hope he finds that."
Reports are Irving requested a trade on July 7. And the latest reports say six teams have made an offer for the point guard's services.
In the same quote, Durant told NBA Academy attendees, "LeBron James is a phenomenal player. I got a chance to play on his team in the Olympics in 2012 and learnt a lot from him."
Durant led that 2012 Gold Medal Olympic team in scoring with 19.5 points per game and was second in rebounding behind current Cavalier Kevin Love.
In eight games, James averaged 13-5-5.
Trade talks for Kyrie Irving have reached a new high.
Acccording to ESPN, six teams have made offers to the Cavaliers for the point guard.
Those teams are: The LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and Miami Heat.
According to the same report, as many as 20 teams have inquired about Irving's availability.
The report comes a day after The Athletic reported the Cavaliers have tried to communicate with Irving but he isn't speaking to anyone in the organization.
On July 7, Irving requested a trade.
The point guard -- who won an NBA title with the Cavs two seasons ago -- is under contract for two more seasons -- $18,868,625 in 2017-18 and $20,099,188 in 2018-19 -- plus a $21,329,750 player option in 2019-20.