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Dynasty's doorstep: Durant, Warriors take 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

08 June 2018, 09:03 | Pamela Mathis

Dynasty's doorstep: Durant, Warriors take 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers. Curry said that the Warriors are prepared to face the rowdy crowd at Quicken Loans Arena

Similarly, his rebounding totals take a slight dip at home: 8.3 per game at Quicken Loans Arena compared to 9.8 on the road. He's scored a total of four points in this series for the Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting.

Up Next - The Wine & Gold will try to extend their season on Friday night when they play Game 4 at The Q. If they're able to do so, it's back to Oakland for Game 5 the following Monday (6/11) with Game 6 back in The Land on Thursday night (6/14).

"You know, we've got a lot of depth", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

"It was like deja vu watching him hit that shot again", Cavs forward Kevin Love said.

LeBron James just had to tip his hat.

"I mean, it's nearly like playing the [New England] Patriots", James said.

When the ball went through, Durant looked at the crowd and mean-mugged them as if to say, "It's over".

But the Warriors grabbed their first lead of the game during a 17-6 run to start the third quarter, setting the stage for a tense finish to a game that saw 11 lead changes.

Durant was making his "don't forget about me for Finals MVP" push in the first half.

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

Further, Cleveland saw Love and Smith score 15 and 10, respectively, to go with James' 14 in the first half. The Warriors now hold a 2-0 series lead. He was an elite player before he went to Golden State. Everyone knows how crucial Game 3 is, especially the Warriors, who don't want to give James and the Cavaliers any life. And on a night where Stephen Curry couldn't shoot and Klay Thompson wasn't much better, Durant put the Golden State Warriors on his slender shoulders and carried them to the brink of becoming back-to-back National Basketball Association champions for the first time. "Yeah, it's pretty nice, a pretty nice luxury as a coach, that's for sure". Curry felt establishing good communication with Durant, both on and off the field, was key to their success. Durant scored 10 points in the third quarter.

The Cavaliers took a gamble by playing Hood - who had barely played against Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals or in their first two Finals games - in place of the cold-shooting Jordan Clarkson, and Hood, for the most part, paid dividends.

However, as the Cavs attempted to correctly navigate the switch, Durant pulled up from 33-feet to seal the game and effectively seal Finals for the Warriors.

For the first nine-plus minutes of the fourth quarter, neither Golden State nor Cleveland led by more than three points. But Hood re-emerged on Wednesday, posting 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

"Incredible, even by his standards", Love said.

Indians manager Terry Francona and more than a dozen of his players were scrambling for tickets in the hours leading up to tip-off.

Coming off a Game 2 in which he attacked, distributed and performed yeoman's work defensively on LeBron James while Curry dazzled from distance, Durant moved front and center in the Warriors' offense.



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