Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 9:04
The Warriors are 15-0 in the post-season and another victory in game four would see them become the first team to go through the play-offs unbeaten.
Golden StateWarriors, powered by Kevin Durant's clutch scoring in the closing minutes, rallied to beat defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday in the NBA Finals, moving one victory from the first ideal play-off run in league history. Not only does America get a taco, but Golden State small forward Kevin Durant drained easily the biggest shot of his National Basketball Association career.
"I said it after we won the Eastern Conference finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut".
"It's probably the most firepower I've played in my career", James said.
Cavs fans couldn't have asked for more than they got from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on Wednesday night. LeBron James scored 31, and Kevin Love had 23. Durant, who controversially joined Golden State during last year's Free Agency, made a go-ahead three-point basket to silence the crowd at the Quicken Loans Arena.
"But with Steph and K.D., you're talking about guys who handle the ball, who shoot from range, who cut, who are kind of used to playing off the ball, so that the transition I think was pretty smooth".
Somehow, with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving giving the Warriors their best punch, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended up being knocked senseless by Kevin Durant over the last three minutes.
Cleveland led by six points with three minutes to play but Durant led an impressive 11-0 run to secure the win. It would have been 2-1 Warriors had Durant not hit that shot.
However, Green apparently didn't share what he said to Durant in that phone call. We obviously know how hard it is to win a championship, what all goes into it and how important each game is. "The opportunity is to win it here so you want to take advantage of that and try to close it out as soon as you can". They muscled into the paint for tough shots.
Durant, still one win from the coveted championship he left Oklahoma City to get, scored 35 but got little help from Stephen Curry, who scored 14 on four-of-13 shooting.