Overcoming obstacles all season long, the Warriors were not going to be denied and won the fourth straight finals matchup against Cleveland easily.
Durant is the closest player to James in this series, averaging 31.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 42 minutes per game. The new guys who had a chance to play in the playoffs for the first time, the new guys who had a chance to experience The Finals, which you dream of doing when you're a kid.
Curry had the hot hand from the jump, draining 7 treys on the night and finishing with a game-high 37 points.
The other four guys to be twice-swept?
Arguably, James is deserving of the regular season MVP and Finals MVP awards but given previous years this looks unlikely.
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And the Cavaliers will need to win two on the bounce to force another game at the Quicken Loans Arena. But it's worth wondering how limited James was, and how much fight it took out of him, particularly after he almost willed the Cavs to an improbable Game 1 win.
The Cavs only scored 13 points in the third quarter, began with LeBron James on the bench in the fourth, and appeared to give up.
Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled and controversial Game 1. "For us to be able to be here again, we can't get enough of this feeling".
Just like past year, Game 3 of the NBA Finals returned to Cleveland under similar circumstances.
But it was only a matter of time before the Warriors, who boast perhaps the most potent offense the National Basketball Association has ever seen, took over, using a dominant third quarter to build a 21-point cushion that left the Cavs' hopes of a comeback in their wake. They probably would have lost even if LeBron's hand was healthy but it certainly didn't make things easier. The series ended in a sweep, and now, all eyes are on whatever LeBron James is going to do next. Durant made four of them in Game 3, and Curry and James have also done it in this series. Golden State will be looking to retool a roster that, despite its dominance, might require some modification. Kevin Durant had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and was named the MVP of the Finals.
The three-time champion revealed he had played the last three matches with a broken right hand, sustained after he scored his best play-off points haul of 51 in the opener. He was 2-2 in four trips to the NBA Finals with Miami.