In an eerie replay of past year, Kevin Durant again delivered a long dagger 3-point shot that capped off his personal playoff career-high 43 points that led the Warriors to a 110-102 NBA Finals Game 3 victory and pushed the Cavs into a suffocating 3-0 ditch.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) celebrates a basket with forward Kevin Durant in Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 3. Cleveland rallied from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in 2016 to claim the first title for a major professional sports franchise in Cleveland since the 1964 Browns. The Cavs would probably want to move Tristan Thompson as well, but Powell would be best as an energy guy off the bench. But I think having guys that get so excited about a good play, a good block or a good rotation or a good shot or dagger shot.
"Some Warriors believe it was a risky play by Perkins.the fear was Curry could have sprained an ankle or suffered a knee injury", Haynes writes. Durant scored 43 points on 15-of-23 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range.
As in, it's the only game the Cavaliers have won a few times.
Get the brooms out for Friday night's Game 4? This is the third time Durant and James have faced off in the Finals, each earning 4-1 series wins over the other. Hood only played four minutes in the first two games. Curry's backcourt partner Klay Thompson was just as chilly.
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Shea Theodore replied but the Caps held on for a first Stanley Cup game win before hosting games three and four. The Golden Knights have scored the opening goal in the first period of all nine of their postseason home games.
Three 3-pointers by Curry sparked a 19-8 Warriors second-quarter run as Golden State took a 59-46 halftime edge.
The Warriors may have Andre Iguodala back for the first time in the series. Kevin Durant was off in Game 1, and a solid performance in Game 2 was outshined by Curry's nine three-pointers. Although it took until Game 5 for the Warriors to secure the series, that shot is seen by many was the one that won it. Durant, though, disagrees with the idea that it changed him.
So, pray tell, how exactly do the Cavaliers try to limit a team that has one of the most-potent offenses in recent league history?
LeBron James needs to have a 30-point triple-double. 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. So we've got to continue to just grind and defend as we did tonight. The NBPA announced their fourth annual Players' Voice Awards at 10:46 p.m. ET, during the third quarter of Game 3 of The Finals ... a fantastic game, by the way.
Everything is more relaxed and familiar at home for James and his teammates, who were counting on a return to their own noisy building, where they play better and shoot better, to get them back into the series. The veteran swingman has missed six games since then. Hood responded with 15 points and six rebounds.
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