When sports are their best, there's a did-you-see-that quality about them.
If you watched Golden State beat Denver Sunday night, you saw it in the Golden State crowd. Stephen Curry would hit another improbable shot and fans would look at each other as if to say, "I didn't imagine that, you saw it too, right?"
The third quarter was as good as basketball gets. Curry was as good as basketball gets. He scored 22 points in the quarter, 15 of them on threes. He hit one fast-break three from so far out that, even though I was watching on TV, I jumped up, hopefully without waking anybody, and laughed.
Curry plays with a smile, not a sneer, He hit floaters, he went to the hoop, he found teammates and he lifted his team to a 115-101 victory against a very good Denver team and a three games to one lead.
His counterpart on the Nuggets, Ty Lawson, is also having a fine series. Most nights Lawson is the second best player on the court.
Game five is Tuesday. You want to see old-school, free-flowing, losing-team-scores-100-points basketball, don't miss it.