Wednesday's NBA Finals game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors proved one thing, and one thing only: No matter how well the Cavs play, and they played really well, they can not win this series, let alone a game.
Kevin Durant scored a team-high 31 points for the Warriors, as his team pipped LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 in their hometown. "It was like poetry just watching him take that [last] shot".
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James and Kyrie Irving couldn't be stopped.
Just like a year ago, the NBA Finals are at 3-1 after four games.
James and Irving weren't the issue in Game 3.
"We just felt like the way they play, Kyrie and LeBron had it going the whole game", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
During his career, James has played for two "super teams" somewhat comparable to what the Warriors have assembled for this season. "It's to see. Because we played well in Game 3, and they were able to get that one as well", he added. Irving was asked if he ever imagined scoring 38 points and LeBron James scoring 39 points - and the Cavaliers losing. "We missed some shots, and they made some".
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Love's 3-pointer at the 8:59 mark of the third quarter gave the Cavaliers their first second-half lead, but it is the only shot he hit all night.
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I think it's just part of my calling to just go against teams in the midst of a dynasty", James said.
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But down 0-3 following an emotional, gut-punch loss, when the Warriors make their run in Game 4 will the air come out of the balloon in Cleveland? He's worn down like that in every game, and the idea of getting him more rest just means bigger deficits. Considering the Warriors had out-scored the Cavs by an average of 12 points in the first two games, the turnaround was impressive.
"So we won't be exhausted because we got adrenaline on our side and we got to act like this is a do-or-die situation", Thompson said.Kevin Durant has been nothing short of remarkable in this year's NBA Finals.
The Warriors small ball "death lineup" ripped the heart out of the Cleveland with an 11-0 run that closed out the game and gave the Warriors a 3-0 advantage. "This has been the best team in our league the last three years". As was the case in the first two games, the Cavs couldn't afford to go scoreless, or the Warriors would capitalize on the missed opportunities.