They could force a Game 5 with a win, but no team in National Basketball Association history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs.
"That was wonderful what he did out there tonight", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Durant. Three. Point switching. We didn't come together on [defensive] switching. That lineup extended a razor-thin one-point lead with 7:34 left in the fourth quarter to cruise for the win.
Following Wednesday's loss, in which he earned a triple-double, James compared facing the Warriors to what National Football League teams go through when playing against Bill Belichick and the dynastic New England Patriots.
"I don't want to downplay anything, but I don't want to act like this is the end of the road", Durant said.
"Tomorrow we'll come in and watch film, so it will replay in my mind throughout the day".
But just imagine: LeBron gets in Durant's ear, tells him he's not appreciated by Golden State fans who view him as a mercenary that wasn't around for their whole dynasty run, and convinces him that the only way for him to silence the haters is to go out and beat them.
Even a triple-double of 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists by LeBron James was not enough for the Cavaliers to get their first win of the series. "So just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan".
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Durant was making his "don't forget about me for Finals MVP" push in the first half.
Stephen Curry, who missed 13 of his first 14 shots, connected on a layup and 3-pointer back-to-back to give Golden State the lead for good.
The first two games of the series had the same outcome but were much different games. It was clear during that game that if the Cavs are to stand any chance against the Warriors, they'll need James to be super-human and take it upon himself to carry a significant scoring load in the series.
Kevin Love adds 20 points and 13 rebounds despite the Game 3 loss. But Hood re-emerged on Wednesday, posting 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting.
"I want to go home and celebrate".
The Cavs and Warriors will tip off Game 4 of the championship round on Friday night at 9PM EST.
LeBron was brilliant early in the game, being aggressive and attacking downhill, getting into the lane and not settling for threes.
But Smith claims the Warriors believe James will leave Cleveland.