When the Cavs couldn't muster a basket in the final three minutes of Game 3, and the Warriors jumped on the opportunity.
Durant scored 31 points and Klay Thompson had 30 for the Warriors, who improved to 15-0 in the postseason and are on the brink of the first undefeated finish in National Basketball Association playoff history.
A win in game four on Friday night in Cleveland will see Golden State exorcise the haunting demons from a year ago when they blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving completed breathless drives to the basket for a combined 77 points while Kevin Love battled for rebounds, out-hustling the Warriors on several occasions.
One more win will give Durant the prize he coveted when he came to Golden State in the offseason from Oklahoma City.
"I've got to go home, get my mind focused and get my body focused for game four and we take it one possession at a time". Not only does America get a taco, but Golden State small forward Kevin Durant drained easily the biggest shot of his National Basketball Association career. That will only expand the Warriors' payroll and force the Warriors to make tough choices about who should get the bigger contract. Even those who hated Durant's decision can't question how it has worked out for him when watching how well he and the Warriors have meshed.
"Even when you're playing well, you got to play like A plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they have guys that are going to make plays", he said.
Cleveland had collapsed in the third quarter of the first two games, letting the Warriors run away and hide. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 114.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting.
James and Irving played the entire fourth quarter, but each only made two of six shots. "I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower. Why not? If I become an owner, I'm going to try to sign everybody".
Despite James matching Los Angeles Lakers great Earvin "Magic" Johnson for the most triple-doubles in NBA Finals history (eight), the Warriors set a new league record with their 14th straight postseason victory, a 132-113 decision in front of a raucous capacity crowd of 19,596 fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland Sunday night.
"So you get down in the fourth quarter, it's a five-point game with six minutes left, you don't say, oh, man, we're down five, you just say there's a ton of time left and let's execute".
James scored 12 points on 4-13 attempts from the field and went scoreless in the last three minutes of the game.
But roles were reversed in the third quarter when Cleveland made four 3-pointers to only one for Golden State. Klay Thompson also kept the Warriors afloat in many moments of the game with key 3-pointers.
Juan Lagares underwent successful surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery to fix a fracture in his left thumb. NY is also 4-1 in Gsellman's last five road starts and the over is 13-2-3 in the Mets' last 18 Tuesday games.
The Left parties are likely to demand a joint opposition candidate just as they did in 2003 when NDA nominated APJ Abdul Kalam. Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee didn't seem happy with the Kovind's candidature.
To me, the coolest element of this whole thing is the way Curry has gone from two-time MVP to second in command to Kevin Durant . But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history.
Open - one fewer than the number who had done it over the first 116 years of what had been known as the toughest test in golf. Brian Harman, who had the lead coming into the day, made a long birdie putt on No. 3 to join Koepka on top.
At 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) and above there is risk of internal damage and medical attention is vital. His global team of 18 scientists identified 1,900 locations worldwide where heatwaves since 1980 had resulted in deaths.
Upwind and downwind Aoteraoa had the measure of Artemis, with an average speed nearly three knots faster than the Swedish boat. Oracle Team USA then staged one of the greatest comebacks in sports , winning eight straight races to retain the Auld Mug.
London police say one suspect has been detained in an apparent early-morning attack on worshippers standing outside a mosque. Vehicles have also been also used to attack the public on London's Westminster Bridge , in Nice, France, and in Berlin.
That gauge is called core Personal Consumption Expenditures, and it was up just 1.5 percent in the 12 months ending in April. She noted that-among other things-stabilization in the labor force participation rate is signaling a stronger jobs market.
CBS News reports he kicked off the White House's "Technology Week" to brainstorm how the government can become more efficient. Trump has deputized Kushner and Greenblatt with leading the US efforts at Middle East peace.
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Valeant Stock Jumps After John Paulson Named to Board
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) (TSE: VRX ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 9th. After this purchase, 174,000 common shares of VRX are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $2,202,840.