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In an eerie replay of past year, Kevin Durant again delivered a long dagger 3-point shot that capped off his personal playoff career-high 43 points that led the Warriors to a 110-102 NBA Finals Game 3 victory and pushed the Cavs into a suffocating 3-0 ditch.

Prior to Golden State's stretch of Finals runs over the last few years, the most three-pointers made in a single postseason was 58 by Miller in the 2000 Playoffs, which took him 22 games.

The Cavaliers and Warriors are meeting for the fourth consecutive NBA Finals, with Golden State having won titles in 2015 and 2017 while Cleveland captured the 2016 crown, rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the greatest comeback in finals history. "Some of those shots, I don't think anybody in the world can hit those but him".

Curry and Thompson combined for just 21 points on 7-of-27 shooting from the field. James asks if the Cavs had a timeout left. "I want to be part of leading that charge and play an incredible game to really take control of the series". He is the second Warrior to play in 100 postseason contests, joining only Klay Thompson.

Durant finished with 43 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and pretty much put to rest any question about the 2018 Finals MVP.

Durant said his team is approaching this Game 3 knowing that all those plays will matter again. With the win, the Warriors take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Get the brooms out for Friday night's Game 4? LeBron James scored 51 points and Cleveland almost pulled off a miraculous win. ABC announcer Mark Jackson called it the type of play fans would talk about for years.

It is unclear whether Iguodala can join Golden State's active roster in time for Game 3 at Cleveland on Wednesday.

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And if Stephen Curry makes one 3-pointer in Game 3, he will become the first player in National Basketball Association history with a 3-pointer in 43 consecutive playoff road games.

LeBron James had 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but his Cavaliers will have to become the first team to climb out of a 3-0 hole in the NBA Finals. So we gave ourselves a chance, same thing in Game 1.

The Warriors opened the third quarter with an 11-3 spurt to take a 63- 61 lead.

There was nothing James or the Cavs could do but think about what might have been after losing two games that were within their reach.

James arrived at 6 p.m. dressed more casually - camouflage trousers, purple hoodie, "Billionaire Boys Club" baseball cap - than on the road where he and the Cavs have been wearing suits during the postseason.

Good news for the Cavaliers: They finally got a free throw attempt, after LeBron James' basket early in the second half.

"Every opportunity we get to play more minutes together, we start to figure out a better chemistry", Curry said. He missed all four shots and is now 8 of 29 dating to Game 1 of last year's Finals.

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