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Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Game 3

Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Game 3

Durant drained the shot of his professional life - a three-pointer over LeBron James with 45.3 seconds left - and scored 31 points as the Warriors, pushed harder than they have been throughout their pristine postseason, moved within one win of a title and payback by rallying to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.

Klay Thompson added 30 points and Stephen Curry had 26 for this California Dream Team now one win from its second title in three years.

James shook off a knee-buckling blow to the chin while scoring 39 and Kyrie Irving added 38 for the Cavs, who took a 113-107 lead with 3:09 left on J.R. Smith's 3-pointer.

Since joining the Warriors last summer, though, it's 3-1, the teams splitting two games in the regular season and the Warriors winning Games 1 and 2 of The Finals.

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LeBron James knew what might happen when Kevin Durant merged with the Warriors, a 73-win team out for revenge.

"I play my game and I don't change it", James said. "I've played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower".




CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James and Kyrie Irving couldn't be stopped. What the score is, I just play my game.

They were winning by 16.9 points per game through the previous 14, which would easily be another National Basketball Association record.

As dire as things look at the moment - with National Basketball Association teams going 0-126 in a Playoff series after trailing, 3-0 - the Wine & Gold aren't out of it yet.

After dominating the first half of Game 2, James did not attempt any drives and only ran with the ball in transition three times during the second half of Game 2 - a suggestion that he may in fact have been exhausted. "One game at a time, one possession at a time, and cleaning up on some of the miscues that we have had in the first couple games and not have as many". And they did something no other team had done up until that point.

They very easily could be playing for a third straight championship.

"Obviously it's a dramatic situation to be in, but it is what it is, we've got to get ready for Game 4".


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