Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

LeBron James: Facing Golden State Warriors is like playing New England Patriots

NBA Finals 2018 Game 3: Start Time, Live Stream Info, TV Channel For Warriors vs. Cavaliers Watch Warriors vs Cavs Game 3 Online Free ABC Live Streaming NBA Finals
Domingo Copeland | 08 June, 2018, 10:46

And with 49 seconds left, Durant delivered points 41, 42 and 43 on a death stare 3-pointer from 5 feet behind the line to seal the game and give Golden State an 110-102 win and what appears to be an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.

But there was a silver lining for those fans after Golden State took a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.

Durant, however, had 24 points in the opening two quarters, including a deep 3 on Golden State's final possession of the half, and the Cavaliers took a 58-52 lead into the intermission.

James set an early tone barely two minutes into the contest with an incredible dunk with an assist from the backboard.

According to Nielsen, last night's Game 3 peaked with a 15.4 rating right near the end in the 11:15-11:30 PM ET slot.

Smith finally made somewhat of an impact on the game, scoring 13 on 3-of-10 shooting from distance.

On nights like Wednesday, when Curry was mostly bad, Durant can play the one-on-one style that not long ago had some analysts briefly questioning his future in Golden State. It is a hell of a luxury to have Durant on a team that had already won a title one year and 73 games the next.

It's a shot you dream of: a 3-pointer in the last minute of an NBA Finals game to seal the win.

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"Just for him, just as a person, to be healthy and be able to play in The Finals now that we're here, I think that would mean a lot to him and give us an emotional boost as well".

"That was awesome what he did out there tonight", said Warriors coach Steve Kerr of Durant.

Meanwhile, the Warriors were off. Curry and Thompson continually drew iron with their jump shots, combining for seven points on 3-of-15 shooting with just one 3-pointer between them in the first half.

"It's definitely a tough loss", James said.

One of the themes of these NBA Finals has been that LeBron James hasn't gotten enough help from his teammates.

Golden State made up the deficit and then some to begin the third quarter.

James led the Cavaliers with 33 points. "But we've got to come out and got to play 48 minutes". So I just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan. Curry was mostly dismal, hitting 1-of-10 3-point attempts and 3-of-16 field goals to notch 11 points to go with six assists and five rebounds.

"It's a different game, different season", Durant said. His ability to handle the ball, shoot the ball, make plays at his length, his size, his speed.

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