Durant has 43, Warriors take 3-0 NBA Finals lead over Cavs

07 June, 2018, 11:49 | Author: Alyssa Little
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And in true Freddie Kruger fashion those nightmares came back to life as Durant rose up from the left wing with 49 seconds to go and buried his sixth 3 of the game - and for all intents and purposes the Cavaliers hopes - to give the Warriors a 110-102 win and commanding 3-0 Finals lead. "Some of those shots, I don't think anybody in the world can hit those but him".

The Cavs have to be asking themselves what they must do to beat these guys. "I didn't want to run in there and shoot a bad shot.so I made a decision to shoot it from there and it felt good leaving my hands".

Shaun Livingston (34) has been a key bench player as the Warriors have gotten off to a 2-0 start over the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Durant's 43 points on 15-of-23 shooting led the way.

Apparently there was one more mandate we forgot to include: Don't let Kevin Durant score 43 points, and don't let him rip your hearts out with a dagger 3-pointer, almost a carbon copy of what he did in the exact same spot in the exact same game previous year.

Time will tell if Brown's prediction holds true; tipoff of Game 3 is tonight at 6:00 PM PT at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Kerr isn't sure how many minutes Iguodala will be called upon to play.

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The Celtics finished 2017-18 with a 55-27 record. "I wouldn't say it's one of the better ones or one of the worst ones". We're not looking to make changes other than just small tweaks here and there to our roster.

"As a fan of the National Basketball Association, you could go down the list of the teams that won multiple years and just dominated the league for stretches of time", Curry said. After they wasted a 51-point effort by James - with a reversed official's call, missed free throw by George Hill and bone-headed move from J.R. Smith - and let Game 1 slip away in overtime, and following Stephen Curry's 3-point barrage in Game 2, the Cavs are faced with the reality that their season, unusual as it has been to this point, is in serious jeopardy.

LeBron James needs to have a 30-point triple-double. More thinking we haven't played that great and we're up one. Kevin Durant led all scorers with a playoff career-high 43 points along with 13 rebounds and 7 assists for the Warriors, while LeBron James recorded 33 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks for the Cavaliers in the losing effort. "We watched tape. We watched film and see the things that we can get better at, very minor things".

James arrived at 6 p.m. dressed more casually - camouflage trousers, purple hoodie, "Billionaire Boys Club" baseball cap - than on the road where he and the Cavs have been wearing suits during the postseason. Meaning not only has Golden State not covered, but they've lost the game outright.

It also helped that Andre Iguodala made his return to the court after missing the past six games.

Good news for the Cavaliers: They finally got a free throw attempt, after LeBron James' basket early in the second half. Iguodala has missed the past six games with a knee injury but practiced Tuesday. Cleveland is expected to put Rodney Hood back into the rotation despite his postseason 15 percent shooting from downtown.

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