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Draymond's thought on Curry's alley-oop to Durant: 'Not about to work'

Draymond's thought on Curry's alley-oop to Durant: 'Not about to work'

With 9:25 remaining in the third quarter on Monday night, Zaza Pachulia and Pacers forward Paul George engaged a jump ball near the basket the Pacers were shooting at.

Pachulia won the toss by tipping the ball back to Draymond Green, who channeled his inner quarterback by throwing the ball down the court to Steph Curry, who promptly tossed the ball backwards for an alley-oop dunk to Kevin Durant.

Is that one of the coolest places Draymond Green has ever been involved in?

"Yeah, that was amazing," Draymond said on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday. "It was funny because before the tip, I looked at Steph and I just gave him a head nod to the left just to take off. And he just shook his head back, so as I soon as I caught it I was already in motion throwing the ball.

"And when I saw him throw it back I'm like, 'Whoa. That's not about to work.' And my man Durantula caught it and that was incredible.

"For Steph to have the mind to throw that pass back like that and for KD -- it was off center, way to the left -- and for him to catch it and dunk that basketball ... that was an incredible play. I couldn't believe it happened."
 

Warriors' Stephen Curry surprises youth at Covenant House in Oakland

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Warriors' Stephen Curry surprises youth at Covenant House in Oakland

Stephen Curry has led the Warriors in scoring in four of their last six games, averaging a team-best 29.2 points over that span. And yet, as much as Curry is starring on the court for the reigning NBA champions these days, he also continues to do so away from it.

Prior to a game in Atlanta at the beginning of the month, Curry made a disabled fan's day. On Sunday, he did the same for the youth at Covenant House in Oakland.

As part of the Warriors' "Season of Giving" campaign, Curry surprised 40 youth at Covenant House in Oakland, which provides sanctuary and support for youth ages 18 to 24 facing homelessness and human trafficking.

Those present were unaware of Curry's involvement until he arrived to surprise them. In addition to spending several hours with the people of Covenant House, Curry also provided each of them with a new pair of Curry 5's (his signature shoe) and a catered meal from his wife Ayesha's restaurant, International Smoke.

"These are obviously good reminders of how blessed we are to be able to do what we get to do," Curry said afterwards. "To put a smile on people's faces just by walking in the room, I'll never take that for granted."

Programs and services offered at Covenant House are aimed at providing youth the best chance for success in independence. But on a more basic level, it serves as a sanctuary for those who have nowhere else to go.

"It's definitely important for us to give back to our community that supports us," Curry said. "We have, obviously, ample amount of resources, and the Bay, we support each other. That's been proven year after year."

[RELATED: Curry's new Under Armour shoe an ode to Oracle, Oakland]

Curry is in the midst of his 10th year with the Warriors, and he's consistently made community outreach a personal priority over his decade in the East Bay. Sunday's visit to Covenant House was just the latest example of his efforts to give back to the community that supports him, and it certainly won't be the last.

Watch DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant go 1-on-1 after Warriors practice

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Watch DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant go 1-on-1 after Warriors practice

DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Durant playing 1-on-1 could have highlighted All-Star weekend last season. But for the star-studded Warriors, it was just another Sunday practice.

Anthony Slater of The Athletic captured Boogie and KD taking turns guarding each other and battling in the post after practice. 

Two shots, two misses. Must be time to break up the Warriors.

[Related: Boogie continuing his rehab in Santa Cruz this week]