Three takeaways from the Warriors' tight Game 3 win over the Cavaliers

LeBron James

In NBA playoff history, teams down 3-0 are 0-131.

As the shot clock ticked down, Kevin Durant held the ball on the "C" in the Cavaliers logo near mid-court. He's scored a total of four points in this series for the Cavaliers. He wouldn't allow Cleveland to pull too far ahead and the superstar made up for an ineffective Curry. Game 3 of this series will probably be remembered by how the Cavaliers, even with Curry missing 13 of his first 14 shots, dominated stretches of the first half and went into the locker room only up by six.

It was also the defining shot in what may be remembered as the defining game in Durant's career. He finished with a playoff career-high 43 points to go with 13 rebounds and seven assists, including hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers.

Love was terrific in the first half with 15 points and 10 rebounds, but Durant kept Golden State in it with 24 first-half points of his own as he drained a long three over Larry Nance to end the half, as the Cavs went into half time with a six-point lead. But the celebration only lasted but a short time before Durant announced his decision to join the Warriors. But I think having guys that get so excited about a good play, a good block or a good rotation or a good shot or dagger shot. "You can't have miscommunication, you can't have flaws. because they're going to make you pay". Lebron is the best player that the National Basketball Association has seen for the past decade and he is only getting smarter and wiser the longer he plays.

The Warriors, who got Andre Iguodala back from injury in time for him to contribute late, needed every Durant stat.

Durant said the similarity with last year's shot — a moment that helped define his first championship — didn't occur to him. But the Warriors' motto is "strength in numbers", and Livingston and McGee are personifying that.

Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds a year ago.

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"This is the beauty of this team and the luxury that we have", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

"Devastating" is one way to describe it.

Keep in mind, the Cleveland Indians game will be wrapping up as many Cavs fans head downtown. He is also a facilitator for his team as he is the primary ball handler running the offense. "When a guy like Kevin Durant is hitting these shots, it's a joy to watch. It wasn't pretty, but we got the job done". "Just their will to win is something that's contagious, and it makes you a better player as an opponent as well".

"The margin for error is so thin and so little against them that in some cases you nearly have to be flawless", Kevin Love said. "If/when LeBron decides to stay, this will be pretty insane here as you could imagine, and we will likely sell out that day".

And the Cavs were down 0-3. But calling it a blowout is not entirely accurate.

Game 1 of this series will be remembered by how Cleveland let it get away; the botched rebound by Smith to be forever played as one of those quintessential wish-you-had-it-back moments.

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. We could easily be sitting at a flipped script where the Cavs are leading 2-1.

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