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Kevin 'The Assassin' Durant kills Cavaliers with long 3

08 June, 2018, 09:02 | Author: Tommie Newton
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What the Raptors have seen up close is that in this arena, where they had won eight straight in the playoffs this season, the Cavaliers can be a nightmare: James orchestrating it all, as he does, but also an array of shooters who can light up the scoreboard from three-point range.

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, and Stephen Curry.

Trailing 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the second straight year, LeBron James said Golden State's team construction makes it possible for two-time MVP Stephen Curry to have a awful shooting night like he did Wednesday and still come away with a result like their 110-102 Game 3 win. If a team wants to keep switching against Golden State, Cleveland can't keep doing so without the necessary players to guard Curry.

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

As a result, Durant averages 28.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists a game in the playoffs while Curry contributes 25.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists a night in the post-season.

But the biggest catalyst for Cleveland's superior performance at home is, unsurprisingly, LeBron James.

"When you have that belief in yourself, the moment is never too big for you", Curry said. "You can't have mistakes".

When the ball went through, Durant looked at the crowd and mean-mugged them as if to say, "It's over". Durant scored 43 points while bringing down 13 rebounds and recording seven assists. Curry hit two free throws with 9:57 left in the third to give Golden State their first lead, stretching the margin as much as five.

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

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Further, Cleveland saw Love and Smith score 15 and 10, respectively, to go with James' 14 in the first half.

Just 4 minutes and 16 seconds into the quarter, the Warriors had turned a six-point hole into a five-point lead thanks to a 17-6. "Yeah, it's pretty nice, a pretty nice luxury as a coach, that's for sure".

"We've figured out a good balance", Durant said.

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena. Thanks to a couple late-game mental lapses, the Warriors narrowly escaped with a 124-114 overtime win.

LeBron James said after the game the reason that he wanted to come to Philadelphia was to play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

However, with the game in the balance, Curry came alive with a tough lay-up in the lane before hitting a three the next possession down to put the warriors up four.

No other Warriors player scored over 11 points. Larry Nance made one of two free throws to tie it, followed by Shaun Livingston's made jumper to go up two, which Hood followed with another bucket to re-tie the game.

Cleveland might have found something with Hood, but it ultimately didn't create the win it so desperately needed. "If we win tonight, then we knot it up at 2-2". "We're one game away from elimination". "Every opportunity we get to play more minutes together, we start to figure out a better chemistry".



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