The fourth straight NBA Finals matchup between the two rivals proved to be the most lopsided as the Warriors won the latest best-of-seven series in four games. Curry has bounced back from his struggles in Game 3 with 20 points, making four of the Warriors' nine 3-pointers. The Warriors found themselves trailing by just six at halftime. Durant preached not being complacent after the Game 3 win and I think the rest of the Warriors follow those orders. If the series were to end in a sweep, he would need to pull down 13 rebounds and dish out eight assists to pull off the feat.
"We don't win 70 - or whatever we won, 67 games last year - and go through the journey we did this year without everybody feeling a sense of pressure and sense of urgency every night that you step foot on the floor". Three minutes into the first quarter, he faked a shot and threw a pass off the backboard to himself for a two-handed dunk.
And despite facing all the challenging elements of a hostile road environment, the Warriors won 110-102 in game three of the National Basketball Association finals to move within one victory of their second straight championship. They got a little of both. After outscoring opponents in that period by 199 during the regular season and 141 to that point in the playoffs, they beat the Cavs 25-13 Friday night, ending it up 86-65. However, he turned the ball over five times in each game.
The Raptors' oh-fer here doesn't even quite explain the level of dominance. He shot 15-of-23 from the floor, hitting 6-of-9 3-point attempts plus went a ideal 7-of-7 at the free throw line.
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Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time victor Michael Jordan, three-timers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James, and two-timers Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon, Willis Reed and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Game 4 is set for Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. Kevin Love drilled a tone-setting three-point on the first possession, sending the crowd into fits, and J.R. Smith, who most definitely did not enjoy his trip to Oakland, hit one soon thereafter.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had just lost Game 3 of the NBA Finals to Golden State Warriors, and the Warriors were driven by a standout performance from Durant. The rims are supposed to be the same, but the results are quite different. There was no way the Cavs could hold out hope of any comeback and Bron and coach Tye Lue knew it.
"It was a big shot for them, kind of like it was past year", Lue said. He picked the right time to be dominant, since Steph Curry and Klay Thompson shot a combined 3-for-15 in the first half. Golden State has enjoyed a degree more success when pegged as a road favorite, going 10-5 SU in 15 outings since February 14, but is just 8-7 ATS during that stretch, including a middling 4-3 ATS during these playoffs, according to the OddsShark NBA Database.