That was fun—for the Golden State Warriors, anyhow.

Stephen Curry and the defending NBA champions bounced back in Game 2 Wednesday night, evening up the Western Conference Finals at 1-1 with a convincing 118-91 beatdown of the OKC Thunder.

The MVP shook off an elbow injury after chasing a loose ball into the stands, detonating in the third quarter for 17 of his team-high 28 points.

Per the AP:

“The elbow’s fine,” said Curry, who hit it first on a metal platform then later bonked it again. “It looks like it has a tennis ball on top of it. … I should be all right.” […] He seemed more than fine, scoring 15 straight points in less than 2 minutes during one dazzling third-quarter stretch to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-91 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.

 

“Business as usual. This is what he does,” coach Steve Kerr said, before being asked how he feels during such a Curry onslaught and responding with a chuckle: “I feel great joy. It’s true.”

 

Kevin Durant scored 29 points but just six after halftime. Russell Westbrook had 16 points and 12 assists for the Thunder, who were outrebounded for the first time in five meetings with the Warriors this season. […] “They were sending three guys. I was trying to make the right pass,” Durant said. “Maybe I’ve just got to shoot over three people.”