CLEVELAND -- Kevin Durant made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 45 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 in the NBA Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday night.
Durant scored 31 points and Klay Thompson had 30 for the Warriors, who improved to 15-0 in the postseason and are on the brink of the first undefeated finish in the NBA. Stephen Curry had 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
LeBron James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Cavaliers, and Kyrie Irving added 38 points. Blown out in the first two games, the Cavaliers were much better in Game 3, but just not good enough to beat a team that could go down as one of the best ever.
Game 4 is here Friday night.
In a post-game press conference, LeBron says he knows the task of coming back from a 0-3 deficit seems impossible, but he doesn't pay attention to the naysayers.
"Well, of course, but for me personally I don't get involved in what people talk about. That's not -- I've been out of that department I told you guys for a long time now. So mentally, me personally, I got to go home, start my treatment right now, get my mind focused and get my body focused and get my body ready for Game 4, and we take it one possession at a time," James said.
His teammate, Kyrie Irving had more emotions attached to the loss, saying, "It's definitely tough. It hurts. Did some great things tonight. Came down to the stretch, and they made some big plays. K.D. comes down, hits a big three, puts them up one, iso on the wing. I'll probably be replaying that play for a while. But, it definitely hurts."