Warriors’ Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry: ‘He’s a once-in-a-generation, once-in-a-lifetime talent’

Kevin Durant has been impressed by Stephen Curry’s recent run of success.

Curry became the first player ever to knock down at least eight 3-pointers in three straight games when he hit nine triples in the Warriors’ 147-140 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday. After the game, Durant praised Curry’s performance.

“He’s a once-in-a-generation, once-in-a-lifetime talent,” Durant said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “His movements are so smooth that he makes it look so easy. When he’s knocking down those shots, it’s just a joy to see.”

Curry tallied 41 points and five rebounds in the victory over the Pelicans. He was 11 of 22 from the field and connected on nine of his 17 3-point attempts.

“Sometimes, when you get hot like that, you can’t see anything but the rim,” Curry said. “You just try to stay on balance and get to your spot, wherever that is. Again, these are shots I work on. I have confidence in them. I know my teammates do.”

Klay Thompson, Curry’s backcourt partner, was also impressed by Curry’s play in the win.

“It’s incredible,” Thompson said. “Pull up off the dribble from 30-plus feet — it’s insane. I’m witnessing greatness.”

The Warriors (31-14) will face the Clippers in Los Angeles on Friday.