Durant's heroics power Warriors to brink of National Basketball Association crown

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Durant's heroics power Warriors to brink of National Basketball Association crown

And it still wasn't enough.

In the opening minutes of Game 3 with the Cavaliers working to build an early lead, LeBron threw the ball off the backboard to himself and threw down a dunk for the ages.

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"You definitely tip your hat", James said. Makes total sense after seeing Rodney Hood on the floor in this series.

He's the sixth player all time to register at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists on the road in the NBA Finals.

Through the first three games of the series, the four-time MVP is averaging 37.7 points, 10.7 assists and 9.0 boards per.

That basket was noticeably similar to the 3-pointer Durant knocked down over James in Game 3 of the 2017 Finals with 45 seconds left to give the Warriors a one-point edge and a 3-0 series lead. You know, so when you're able to either force a miscue on them, you have to be able to capitalize and you have to be so in tuned and razor sharp and focused every single possession.

"Incredible, even by his standards", Love said.

"We feel like we've been right there", Love said.

Kevin Durant's daggers shared the same confidence, the same rhythm dribble, the same shoulder shake, the same unblockable release point, the same pure follow-through, the same audacity, the same spot on the court, the same subdued celebration, and the same silent crowd. "I think his hitting man, he can flat out hit".

Iguodala was injured in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.

Stephen Curry, who missed 13 of his first 14 shots, conncted on a layup and 3-pointer back-to-back to give Golden State the lead for good.

They were asking for trouble. "Two guys that I think are a head above everybody else that's ever played the game". That's what this team does. To be up six at the half after being up 13. they're going to make runs.

Fans who've already navigated construction today say arrive early, park further away, or just use public transportation. "Going down 3-0 is bad situation".

Golden State will have four chances to wrap up its championship starting with Game 4 on Friday night. He was like, 'What you on?' and I'm like, 'What you mean what I'm on?' I'm sitting over here.

But a lot of the angst won't be about the Warriors, it will be about James.

James can be a free agent, and there's a real sense around the National Basketball Association that this summer - just like in 2010, when he left for Miami - could be packing up and leaving his native northeast OH once again.

This is the fourth consecutive year they are battling Cleveland in the NBA Finals and they are aiming for their third crown.

The 10-time Grammy victor and three-time Latin Grammy victor appeared on the "PodcastOne Sports Now" show to talk about how he enjoys being part of the NBA Finals.

A bounce here, a couple stops there, the Cavs could be leading in these finals and the conversation would be different. If they don't, the noise regarding James leaving Cleveland for a new team will likely only grow louder.

"It really didn't bother me too much", Iguodala said. And on nights like Wednesday, one player can cover for the poor performance of the other.

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