Published: Thu, June 08, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Golden State one win away from National Basketball Association glory after downing Cavs again

This was one of those shots that could be synonymous with Durant's National Basketball Association legacy. "And now that you can look ahead to Friday, all our focus is on that", Curry said. "But I was able to get second and third and fourth winds".

"I've been working on that shot my whole life", Durant said. "That was huge. He wanted that moment".

No NBA team in history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit.

Golden State set NBA Finals records by connecting on nine 3-pointers in the first quarter and 12 triples in the first half.

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But part of that was also Golden State's concerted effort to neutralize Cleveland big man Tristan Thompson.

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But the Cavaliers did not score in the final three minutes of the game.

Curry and Durant knocked down two free throws each as the Cavaliers failed to intentionally foul the Warriors' worse shooters, and the game was down. No shot he or any Warriors player made was as big as that one Durant made to give Golden State the late lead in Game 3. Both those guys were unbelievable, 38 and 39. And when you give everything you have out there, it will take a toll on you. Should the Warriors stay healthy and together - and it would cost them enormously in salaries and taxes - they should be a title threat every year. They muscled into the paint for tough shots.

He played the role of the third Splash Brother in this one. And I'm confident that we can play that way, and we did it past year.

Game 4 will be on June 10 LIVE at 9:00 am with a primetime replay of S+A at 8:00pm of the same day. With 1:49 to play in the first quarter and the Cavs leading 32-29, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue subbed James out of the game in an effort to get him a bit of rest. "So even when you're playing well, you got to play like A-plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays". "So Kyrie was playing well, the game was on the line, so I made a decision to stick with those guys, being at home, down 0-2". Irving had his best quarter of the series scoring 16 points in the third and relentlessly attacking the rim, while LeBron played more of a facilitator role. Durant (31 points), Curry (26 points) and Klay Thompson (30 points) combined for 87 points. "It's not over. This was a insane game, anything can happen".

Cavaliers: James (1,175) passed Sam Jones (1,143), Bill Russell (1,151) and Elgin Baylor (1,161) to move into fourth place on the Finals scoring list. (They the real MVPs.) I'll take a red-eye that night and, God willing, land in The Land in plenty of time for Game 4 as the Warriors celebrate their fourth consecutive postseason sweep. It was the 16th dagger from 3-point range that put the Warriors one step closer to a 16-0 playoff run. And we're right there. "We knew the crowd was going to be into it. KD and Klay hit early 3s, Steph hit a couple. I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". He sat for the final 1:49 of the first quarter, and the Warriors went on a 10-0 run. Cleveland might have overcome a 3-1 deficit previous year to win it all, but overcoming a 3-0 deficit is not even remotely realistic. They get another chance in Game Four here on Friday.

"They're a juggernaut of a team", said Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, who scored 38 points in game three. "I left it out on the floor", he said. You hope it's going to take its toll, but I wasn't sure there for awhile. "I thought the 3-point shooting was critical just to keep our head above water while we were trying to get some traction in the game".

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