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LeBron James: Warriors Have More Firepower Than Any Team I've Ever Faced

LeBron James: Warriors Have More Firepower Than Any Team I've Ever Faced

Durant, seeking his first career title after joining the Warriors from Oklahoma City last July, and Curry scored on drives to the hoop to pull Golden State within two.

"He's a reason why we're able to be who we are", Warriors teammate Shaun Livingston said. But all you need to know about James Wednesday is that he was +7 in his withering 46 minutes on the court. "He's been an wonderful player in this league for a long time, and he senses this is his time, his moment, his team". PHOTOS: Celebrities at the Warriors-Cavs 2017 NBA FinalsThe previous NBA postseason record of 13 straight wins had been set by Los Angeles in 1988-89 and matched by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016-17. Now Cleveland, which a year ago became the first team to recover from a 3-1 Finals deficit, faces historically long odds again.

"I don't want to relax". It's not over. This is a insane game. For the Warriors, a win will make them the first National Basketball Association team to get through the playoffs with four series sweeps, 16-0.

KD recorded 30-plus points for the third game in a row, scoring 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter.

The star forward hit a baseline jump shot over James to trim the lead to two.

"We don't want to go back to the Bay and win", Klay Thompson said.

Cleveland's J.R. Smith sank a 3-pointer to give the Cavaliers a 113-107 lead, but the Warriors scored 11 points in the final 2:20 for the fightback triumph.

The Warriors cooled off a bit from 3-point range in the second half, but they made history with their first-half barrage from deep.

James was nothing short of regal, with 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

Asked if he thought the Warriors had taken the best shot Cleveland had to give, James said, "It's so hard to say, but for me personally, I gave everything I had, so win, lose or draw you live with the results". To see that go in, that was liberating, man.




"I have the same confidence level I've had since I started playing this game", Smith said.

Cleveland: 0 points, 0-for-8 from the floor, 0-for-5 from three, no foul shots, one turnover.

And maybe fatigue played a part in the Warriors' rally, though James didn't think so even after playing 46 minutes.

"I think KD is like a created player".

James and Irving were relentless in the second half and it appeared they had done enough to get Cleveland over the top and perhaps back in the series.

Durant, though, was not going to be denied. And if your taste runs more to taunting Cleveland fans, you could go with, "Why is Kyrie Irving missing his jumpers?" Irving wasn't far behind, taking just 3:37 off. Curry, Durant, and Thompson combined for 51 points on 29 shots. "We literally have never once mentioned 16-0", Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters on Tuesday ahead of Game Three today.

Cleveland had collapsed in the third quarter of the first two games, letting the Warriors run away and hide. Even as they lost their grip on a six-point lead in the final three minutes.

The Cavs were adamant they wouldn't change just for the sake of change, that they needed to play fast despite the fact an electrified style fits right in the Golden State wheelhouse.

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. It is acceptable when those players are Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, or in the Miami days, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

But when James passes up easy offense (plays involving Love or Irving) to pass the ball to Iman Shumpert, Deron Williams or Richard Jefferson - it is bad offense.


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