Warriors coach Steve Kerr felt after Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals that the Cavaliers were getting tired, and that it helped his team rally late for a 118-113 win.
Cleveland had looked like they might prevail when they were ahead by six points with three minutes to play but Kevin Durant led the Warriors on an impressive 11-0 run to close out the game.
It was his pull-up three-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds remaining that gave the Warriors their first lead since late in the third quarter that had everyone talking.
But Cleveland's LeBron James admitted his side would have to play a flawless game on Friday to avoid being on the wrong side of a new landmark.
"I said after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", he said.More news: Rishi Kapoor gets some serious roasting after India's thrashing in CT final
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"Even when you're playing well, you've got to play like A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs, they're going to make shots and they've got guys who are going to make plays".
The analysts at CableTV were able to determine to most popular NBA Finals player in each state by looking at Google trends data for the past twelve months. I've played against some great teams, but I don't think any other team has had this type of firepower. "So we made enough plays tonight to still win the ballgame, but they made a couple more", added James, via ESPN.
The Golden State Warriors are one game away from perfection. Durant, who controversially joined Golden State during last year's Free Agency, made a go-ahead three-point basket to silence the crowd at the Quicken Loans Arena.
No team has come from 3-0 down to win an National Basketball Association play-off series in 126 attempts.