Kevin Durant ices the Cavaliers in Game 3 with back-breaking 3-pointer

Kevin Durant ices the Cavaliers in Game 3 with back-breaking 3-pointer

Kevin Durant came to the Warriors for moments like these.

The Warriors closed out the game on an 11-0 run.

Scroll through the gallery up top to check out what the rest of the League thought about Game 3. Cleveland was physical on defense. "I can't be disappointed with the effort and how we played, but they made the plays down the stretch that we didn't execute defensively or offensively, and they took advantage of it".

The Warriors lead the series, 3-0, and can finish off a sweep of the defending champion Cavaliers in Game 4 on Friday night in Cleveland.

And although it appears James, playing in his seventh straight Finals, will again fall short of a championship, Cleveland's superstar isn't faulting the Warriors for adding Kevin Durant to a 73-win team. "I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". "We're going to come in tomorrow, watch some film, see ways we can get better and just try to take it one game at a time".

The Cavs' Big Three of LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are the only Cleveland players to score in double figures so far in the series.

Throughout the second half Wednesday night, Cleveland had hope. He had 21 points in the first 15 minutes.

And in a bit of foreshadowing, all that wasn't enough. He sat for the final 1:49 of the first quarter, and the Warriors went on a 10-0 run.

Back home after being outrun and outgunned by the Warriors, who won Games 1 and 2 at Oracle Arena by a combined 41 points, the Cavs find themselves in the same predicament they were in a year ago.

"It took a while for it to kind of reveal itself consistently as the regular season went on, but once it clicked and the habits started to become second nature, it was kind of lovely to watch and an incredible kind of style to play and watch unfold", Curry said. As a team Warriors started 7-of-9 from three.

"He took over", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Curry, Durant, and Thompson combined for 51 points on 29 shots. Sharpshooter Kyle Korver is just 1 of 6 on 3s, backup point guard Deron Williams is scoreless in 33 minutes and Richard Jefferson, two weeks shy of his 37th birthday, is the only reserve contributing more than expected. In postgame press conference, James admitted Warrior's "firepower" is the best that he has seen in his 14-year National Basketball Association career.

But roles were reversed in the third quarter when Cleveland made four 3-pointers to only one for Golden State. Last year, the Cavs managed to pull of a 3-1 comeback.

The Cavaliers were up five inside four minutes to play, but that's when Golden States' final push made the difference.

"I said it after we won the Eastern Conference finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut".

"Obviously, I'm drained right now", said James. "It wasn't our smartest game that we have played all year, but it was maybe our toughest in terms of our ability to just hang in there".

James, who collapsed to the floor after running head-first into the shoulder of team-mate Tristan Thompson in the first quarter, led the way for Cleveland with 39 points while the impressive Kyrie Irving added 38.

But the Warriors don't want to give the Cavaliers any life.

But this year the Warriors have Durant, and that is making all the difference.

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