The Golden State Warriors are on the brink of winning the National Basketball Association finals with an unprecedented flawless record after a late comeback victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers gave them a 3-0 series lead.
If Kyrie Irving hits a 3, or if Durant's shot rattles out, or if LeBron steps up to defend that KD 3, we're talking about how the defending champions responded with their back against the wall. What James and Irving do is get buckets late with the game on the line and win Cleveland games.
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. When asked if the roster was fair, James spoke about television ratings and how much the fans have loved the game. "It's to see. Because we played well in Game 3, and they were able to get that one as well", he added. LeBron James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Cavaliers, and Kyrie Irving added 38 points.
"It was just flawless timing at the right moment", Iguodala said.More news: 'There's nothing to negotiate' with Qatar, Emirati diplomat says
Klay Thompson, after starting the series going 3-for-16 in Game 1, shot 11-for-18 on Wednesday en route to 30 points.
Durant's three-pointer over LeBron James head with just 45 seconds remaining gave the Warriors their first lead and silenced what had been a raucous home crowd.
They need another one, starting Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Although, he didn't deny contacting KD, saying, "I think everyone in the world talks to their friends".
And on Wednesday morning, a different reporter found herself in a similar position after she asked LeBron if guarding Kevin Durant during the Finals is taking a toll on him and making him exhausted during the second halves of games.
"I feel like if we come in with the same energy, same effort and physicality as we did in Game 3, we will give ourselves a good chance to win", LeBron James said on Thursday. We will never know if the Warriors would have gone on to win the championship if Iguodala had made his shot in Game 7 previous year, when the Warriors were in the same kind of late-game freefall the Cavs were in late Wednesday night in Cleveland. "This has been the best team in our league the last three years". Fortunately, tonight was the Cavaliers' best game in the finals. James has certainly carried the Cavs to this point with Irving having an underwhelming playoffs.