Durant, the engine behind the Warriors' offensive juggernaut, averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game as his team needed four games to dispose of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
The Golden State Warriors, up 3-0 in the best of seven 2018 NBA Finals, can eliminate LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and capture the NBA championship by winning Game 4 on Friday, June 8, 2018 (6/8/18) for a sweep. Some team may eventually could break the drought, but Cleveland's chances appear remote against a Golden State team that hasn't lost four straight since March 2013.
"We've been in a position where we could win two out of these three games", said James, who had 33 points and his 10th Finals triple-double in Game 3.
Lue said he did not consult Indians manager Terry Francona, who guided the Boston Red Sox back from a 3-0 deficit to win the 2004 AL Championship series. The one thing that we do know for sure is that James deserves nothing but respect this time around. "To finish it off with a sweep feels so good".
Photographer Ezra Shaw has been on the court for all four NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors, capturing iconic images of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and countless unforgettable moments.
"When you get on the podium and you realize all the hard work that you put into it and all that you've been through led to that moment, it never gets tiresome", Curry said.
This was the fourth year in a row the Warriors, now well on their way to establishing one of the great basketball dynasties, played the Cavaliers in the NBA finals. "How do you put together a group of talent but also a group of minds to be able to compete with Golden State, to be able to compete for a championship?" "KD's been unbelievable these last two years, especially in the Finals, and so deserving of back-to-back Finals MVPs". "We've got to go out there and give everything we've got". ". [I] pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand". We can't get enough of this feeling.
James, who revealed he had played the final three matches of the 4-0 series defeat with a "self-inflicted" hand injury, has an opt-out in his Cleveland deal this off-season and admits he has some hard decisions to make. James still shot 49% from the field over the last three games, but just 27% on three-point attempts with fewer than four attempts per game. James saw a referee call reversed against him and J.R. Smith forego a final shot with the score level, thinking the Cavs were ahead.
The path to this title was more precarious than the first two for coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors, who overcame injuries, expectations, a built-to-dethrone-them Rockets team and the brilliance of James, who scored 51 points in the series opener and carried a Cavs team from the beginning of their rollercoaster season until the end.
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As mentioned before James can opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer.
"I came back because I felt like I had some unfinished business", LeBron said.
"My family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do with my career, and it will continue to be that", James said.
"I think I've got a lot more to go", Durant said.