Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors - 6/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors - 6/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

This is the benefit Durant provides to the Warriors.

"The margin of error is very low". "I watched the film over and over until 5 in the morning in Cleveland".

With less than a minute left in the first half, Iguodala went to the locker room with a right leg contusion.

Coming off a Game 2 in which he attacked, distributed and performed yeoman's work defensively on LeBron James while Curry dazzled from distance, Durant moved front and center in the Warriors' offense.

The hate for Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was real after a rousing 43-point performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

LeBron James had 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but his Cavaliers will have to become the first team to climb out of a 3-0 hole in the NBA Finals.

No other Warriors player scored over 11 points. In addition to James' typical dominance as both scorer and facilitator, Kevin Love turned in one of his finest Finals efforts during the Cavs' four-year run, pacing Cleveland before halftime.

"He's one of the best players that I've ever played against that this league has ever seen", LeBron James said after Game 3.

"We don't want to play with the gods like that", Durant told The Undefeated. Game three is usually the game that determines if it's going to be a sweep or if we actually have a series on our hands. Everybody has that mindset. "We had a lot of lapses on the defensive end trying to switch and guys getting layups and dunks".

Kevin Durant was nearly unstoppable in Game 3 - going 15-of-23 from the floor, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and a flawless 7-of-7 from the line, adding 13 boards, seven assists and a steal in the victory. A team official had to hold him back. Like in 2017, the 3-pointer was essentially a dagger.

The series shifts to Cleveland for the first time in Game 3. As the Cavaliers called timeout, a silent Durant slowly walked while staring at the opposing crowd as teammates Curry and Draymond Green screamed in excitement for him. "It was nearly like I was cussing him out, but I was so happy".

"I think this one hurts more because it was at home", Cavs guard JR Smith said. I was in a daze.

Cleveland fans weren't too happy Wednesday night after losing Game 3 of the National Basketball Association finals against Golden State. Durant said on the record that there is a 100% chance he will return to Golden State. A billboard-sized picture of Durant's 3-pointer would later be hung in the team's practice gym.

Game 4 is scheduled to tip at 9:00pm ET.

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Those shots at the rim made up for the fact that Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were off their game, combining to shoot 7-of-27 overall and 3-of-15 from three.

Like Durant, Curry has not forgotten that loss.

Durant's last basket was eerily like a 3-pointer he made late in Game 3 a year ago against the Cavs that clinched a Golden State victory. "They are going to try to do the same thing in the first quarter and more on Friday". "Once you got a good lather, the game is so intense, the adrenaline was flowing and it took out most of it - not all of it".

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