You see when you let the dog off the leash what happens - Durant hails fit-again Curry
Kevin Durant praised Steve Kerr's management of Stephen Curry after he played a key role in guiding Golden State Warriors into the Western Conference finals, saying "you see when you let the dog off the leash what happens."
Curry claimed a 28-point haul as the Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 on Tuesday to clinch a 4-1 series victory and reach the Western Conference finals for a fourth consecutive year.
It was another ominous performance from Curry, who missed almost six weeks due to a knee injury before returning to face the Pelicans in game two.
Durant, who knocked down nine of 13 shots after starting one for five from the field en route to 24 points in game five, says Warriors coach Kerr deserves praise for the way he has eased Curry back in after a lay-off.
"I think coach did a great job though of just giving him a little bit here and there and really just letting him go [in game five]," Durant said.
"You see when you let the dog off the leash what happens."
Curry feels he is getting back into the groove at the right time with a series against the Houston Rockets to come.
"I feel good, I feel confident in what I'm able to do out there. Timing can still get a bit better with the ball and things like that when you start to get so excited," the two-time MVP said.
"Still I'm out there and missing six weeks, I'm appreciative of being out there playing. I continue to get better, continue to get my timing right, continue to get back to the normal rotations, normal minutes I'm out there playing and hopefully won't look back."