Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Andre Iguodala playing in Warriors-Cavaliers Game 3

Andre Iguodala playing in Warriors-Cavaliers Game 3

Teams that have fallen behind 3-0 in the playoffs are 0-131.

It might be time to order some champagne from Napa Valley.

With the Cavs down 103-100, Durant stood defiantly and nearly motionless after dropping his 33-footer — just a few feet from where he made one in Game 3 previous year — and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between two teams who have gotten to know each other well since 2015.

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

As always Durant stayed cool.

"Some of those shots, I don't think anybody in the world but him can hit them", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Durant.

Cleveland has no answer for Kevin Durant.

"No, not at all", he said. Just to put a dagger in them like that, that was a huge shot.

He had previously been starting for Golden State in these playoffs as part of what is known as the Warriors' "Hamptons 5" lineup - a nod to the four players who went on the NY recruiting trip to lure Kevin Durant to their team two summers ago.

James' milestones on hold - Being "held" to 29 points in Sunday's loss meant James missed becoming the all-time leader in 30-point playoff games as he remains tied with Michael Jordan at 109. I don't want to take that for granted; don't get me wrong.

Just for kicks, I told her that depended if she had the inside scoop on LeBron James' plans.

Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night.

That team had a championship vibe.

With the Cavs within 103-100, Durant stood motionless after dropping his 33-footer, which effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between two teams who have gotten to know each other well since 2015.

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. He notched 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting.

Now Cleveland could be down to one final game with James, who recorded his 10th triple-double in the finals. He then was able to defeat that same Warriors team when his teammates were healthy again and that led the Warriors to sign Kevin Durant because they knew they needed another piece if they wanted to get past Lebron once more.

These Cavs can't figure it out.

There are nights when the Warriors win by the grace of their fluid offensive scheme, and others when they rely on the singular exploits of Kevin Durant. He thought Curry's lone 3-pointer in 10 tries - one that put the Warriors up by four with 2:38 remaining - carried more weight, and he might have been right. Hill was unable to get a shot off in time and the game went to overtime.

The Warriors and Cavs will square off Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at 9 p.m. ET, and if Games 1 and 2 tells us anything, there is nearly assuredly going to be more drama unfold in some form or fashion. In sum, he scored a game-high 43 points on 15-of-23 shooting from the field (including 6-of-9 from beyond the 3-point line), and collected 13 rebounds - and every single one for the Warriors in the first quarter.

Including Wednesday, James has 6,888 career playoff points.

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