OVERTIME: Tony, Romona and Mark preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals

OVERTIME: Tony, Romona and Mark preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals

It was clear during that game that if the Cavs are to stand any chance against the Warriors, they'll need James to be super-human and take it upon himself to carry a significant scoring load in the series.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 on Wednesday night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. And it nearly perfectly mirrored what he did a year ago.

Curry's single 3-pointer in Game 3 made him the first player in National Basketball Association history with a 3-pointer in 43 consecutive playoff road games. "The one he made tonight was about four or five feet behind the one he made previous year". This time, he hit from 33 feet and put the Warriors up 106-100 with 49.8 seconds left. "Just a different vibe around the team". Soon, maybe Friday, maybe not until Monday, this team will have the same. He can get easy shots as a result of the attention defenses pay Curry and Thompson. He was an elite player before he went to Golden State.

During the regular season, James was remarkably consistent regardless of where he played. They are a Superteam, without question.

Curry was seen heading to the locker room in the waning minutes of the third quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and broadcasters seemed to think that the Golden State Warriors star needed to take a bathroom break.

"It's nearly like playing the Patriots", Cleveland superstar LeBron James said Wednesday night. "You can't have mistakes".

The Cavs have to be asking themselves what they must do to beat these guys.

This night, though, some of them came with the package.

James completed a triple-double with 11 assists and 10 boards in 47 minutes of play.

And the Cavs were down 0-3. "That's what championship players do". Golden State never trailed.

Durant's performance summed up why he's made the Warriors so dominant.




Golden State's duo of Curry and Thompson combined for 21 points on 7-of-27 shooting and 3-of-15 from beyond the arc.

"The shot clock was running down, I was pretty far out, I just wanted to get a look", Durant said. He's been an MVP, a Finals MVP, an Olympic gold medalist already. "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway".

Overall, a site which counts hashtags reported it was used more than 1,500 times by the time the game ended.

It may as well have been.

Moments later, Durant delivered his dagger to silence Cleveland's crowd.

Even Curry's high-volume, low-efficiency game alone would sink most teams. The standards have transformed, and they know this has to be the time for them to compete with the best teams in the league.

And Durant happened all night.

But the biggest shot of the evening came with under a minute left. He would finish the game with just 11 points and shot a subzero 3-of-16 from the field and 1-of-10 from deep just one game after hitting a Finals record nine 3's.

But Durant finished it off. And Game 3 proved there's a big difference.

Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, even acknowledged that James is playing at an unreal level. His ability to handle the ball, shoot the ball, make plays at his length, his size, his speed. "It just gave us all the momentum back". "That was wonderful what he did".

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