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NBA Finals Game 3: Big finish, ratings

NBA Finals Game 3: Big finish, ratings

The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, who signed with Golden State last summer to win a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers, the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. Klay Thompson (30) and Steph Curry (26) also impressed in the win.

James recorded 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in Game 2 for his eighth career postseason triple-double, tying for first all-time with legendary Magic Johnson.

Curry hit a layup and after both James and Irving missed for the Cavs, Durant dropped his 3 - a shot that could be the one most remembered in this magnificent run by the Warriors.

"Just one of those games", Curry said. To see that go in, that was liberating, man. Now, the Warriors are one victory from one of the most impressive championships in National Basketball Association history.

The challenge, then, for any of us watching the Golden State Warriors comprehensively dismantling the Cleveland Cavaliers in these NBA Finals is what to do with a champion who seems to have no need for heart, grit or any of that human garbage. They won Game 3 by 30 points and eventually became the first team in National Basketball Association history to recover from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were so much better than in the previous two games.

Durant, though, was not going to be denied.

The 7-footer finished 10 of 18 from the field with eight rebounds and four assists.

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"I've been working on that shot my whole life", said Durant, who has averaged 34 points through the first three games of the Finals.

In the 48 hours before Game 3, James would devour film of the first two games. The referees need to bite the whistle and call a more even game. The Warriors led 39-32 after a quarter.

Kevin Durant has been nothing short of remarkable in this year's NBA Finals.

The smooth jumper from the left block, Durant waiting for Draymond Green to lure James away and then rising over Tristan Thompson to cut the lead to two. James shook it off, got up and slowly walked to the bench, and moments later drove for a layup. Golden State, a Finals dubbed "The Three-Match" has been a mismatch.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he is sticking with shooting guard J.R. Smith in the starting lineup despite his struggles. He also insisted that his team was better off playing at a high tempo than trying to slow down the Warriors. He's been an incredible player in this league for a long time and I think he senses this is his time, his moment, his team.

"We want 15-0", Kerr said. "We don't want to take the long 3s and things like that".

For the third year in a row, the NBA Finals features the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers - and to be quite honest it is getting boring as hell. Or can the Cavaliers come back to make it 3-1?

It is embodied in Michael Jordan's shrug, in Katie Ledecky's colossal, blowout win in the 400m freestyle at the 2016 Olympics, in Curt Schilling's (now forever tarnished) bloody sock, in Willis Reed's limp, in Alex Honnold's free soloing of El Capitan.


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