All of these events were downright ideal for the Cleveland Cavaliers: Stephen Curry's shooting game was bad for most of the night, Klay Thompson's wasn't much better, the Cavs led by as many as 13 in the first half and some non-producers from the first two games of these NBA Finals were starting to finally give LeBron James the contributions he's craved.
James finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. But he's not going anywhere, even mentally, until this series is over.
Warriors forward Kevin Durant hit the same shot from nearly the same spot in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. "I've just got to stay locked in". Durant kept the Warriors in a game they never controlled until the last few suspenseful minutes. "He's a scorer. You know, he's an assassin, and that was one of those assassin plays right there".
Despite the magnitude of his 3-pointer, Durant acted like he had been there before, bypassing a celebration for a stone face. The sweep is now in play, something that hasn't happened since 2007 when, coincidently, LeBron James dragged a similarly nondescript group to the Finals - only to meet a quick doom against Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, all in their prime.
Durant has scored at least 25 points in each of his 13 Finals games.
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Kevin Love also had his 3rd straight 20-10 game with 20 points and 13 boards. The Warriors are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games following a win and 1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Along the along the way set a Finals single-game record with nine 3-pointers.
But his MVP chances plummeted after a clunker in Game 3 (3 of 16 from the field).
Kevin Durant dominated in the Golden State Warriors' 110-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, scoring a playoff career-high 43 points and punctuating the win with a 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds remaining. After the game, cameras caught Curry unleashing some emotions by yelling into his jersey.
"Don't get me wrong, every time I make a shot in the National Basketball Association, I get excited", he said.
"If you can get healthy and guys are playing at the right level at the same time, then you can feel like you can beat anybody". "But walking off the floor up 3-0, having won a game on the road, there was definitely a sense of relief and just getting those emotions out". But Durant might want to clear out some space in his trophy room, just in case.