Durant's Huge Night Pushes Cavs to the Brink

by Leon Thompson June 8, 2018, 1:26
Durant's Huge Night Pushes Cavs to the Brink

Warriors' superstar Kevin Durant scored 43 points, including a clutch three-pointer with 50 seconds to go to give his team a six-point lead.

James finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, playing 47 minutes.

Kevin Durant inspired a 110-102 win for the defending champions at Quicken Loans Arena and once again broke the hearts of Cavs fans.

"Andre helps us in every regard", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.

While his fellow All-Stars struggled, Kevin Durant thrived on the road with a dominant performance to lead the Warriors to a commanding 3-0 NBA Finals lead. He even had the highlight play of the series, a shot (which was really a pass) off the backboard to himself that he rebounded and viciously dunked.

That not only irked the smaller 6-3 Curry but, likewise, fired the fleet-footed Warrior sentinel up who responded by sinking five of his evening high nine three-pointers in the payoff fourth quarter, in the process eclipsing the previous NBA Finals record held by Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics since 2010.

After some contentious calls in the first two games, the official Twitter account of the National Basketball Association referees tweeted during game three to confirm James' pass to himself off the backboard was legal. Durant, for his part, could be well on his way to adding another Finals MVP trophy, as he's averaged team bests of 31.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game through three games.

Game 3 was an exhibition of the latter for the Warriors, with their trademark third-quarter spurt.

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And he is facing the strong possibility of exiting Cleveland off the back of a third NBA Finals defeat in four years, if he decides to leave.

"We've had an opportunity to win two of these games in this series and we haven't come up with it", James said. The result was a lay-up line for the Warriors - they had 37 shots at the rim in the game.

The Warriors are going to win a second consecutive title, there will be plenty of opinions on where LeBron James can go to have a chance against them, and none of the answers are going to seem satisfactory.

"That was the best team I've ever played against", James said of that Golden State squad.

"He's definitely an assassin and that was one of those assassin plays right there", James said. The Warriors guard felt Perkins, who did not move from his seat, should have made an attempt to get out of the way following Curry's wild 3-point attempt prior to the buzzer.

By one measure, it was far and away the most impressive game of Durant's career as he made four shots from 30 feet out or farther.

That's a compliment to how terrific those Cavs teams were, and one of the best testaments you can make to LeBron's all-time greatness.

After the game, during Durant's press conference, his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate and current Cavs center Kendrick Perkins was seen popping out from behind the curtains towards the back of the interview room to throw up a couple of middle-fingers at Durant.

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