Golden State Warriors' Iguodala a game-time decision for Game 3

Golden State Warriors' Iguodala a game-time decision for Game 3

And it still wasn't enough. KD should now just go back to his "Slim Reaper" nickname, as he is just killing the hopes and dreams of anyone thinking they can beat the Warriors...

"For me, tonight will be tough", James said. "We have another opportunity on Friday to win on our home floor ... to extend the series. It feels good to play well, but at the same time we need to get the one game two days from now". Durant, for his part, could be well on his way to adding another Finals MVP trophy, as he's averaged team bests of 31.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game through three games.

Durant stood motionless after dropping his 33-footer, which gave the Warriors a 106-100 lead and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between the rivals.

The Warriors overcame a 13-point, first-half deficit to close in on their third National Basketball Association title in four seasons.

They just couldn't stop Durant.

"Incredible, even by his standards", Love said.

Iguodala's absence has been a significant loss for Golden State, as the Warriors have struggled to find a solid fifth player to insert into their lineup alongside the team's four all-stars: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant.

So someone asked LeBron, without "trying to get you to say anything negative", what he felt about the Cavs' competitive level now.

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tweeted an image of the half-time box score noting the fact the Cavs didn't attempt a free throw in the first half, deleting it shortly after.

No other Warriors player scored over 11 points. "I think that was mostly it".

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"I mean, it's nearly like playing the [New England] Patriots", James said.

They were asking for trouble.

"That was wonderful what he did out there tonight", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. You make mistakes. They make you pay. That's what this team does.

Iguodala hadn't played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Houston, and the Warriors went 4-2 in his absence. They dominated the offensive glass by a margin of 15-6.

But a lot of the angst won't be about the Warriors, it will be about James.

Nothing's going in Cleveland's way, so far, in the 2018 NBA Finals. Cleveland won their first NBA Finals game at Quicken Loans Arena two years ago.

A bounce here, a couple stops there, the Cavs could be leading in these finals and the conversation would be different.

Wednesday was the 103rd consecutive game the 33-year-old James has played between the regular season and playoffs combined, without taking a game off because of rest or injury.

By the way, this series shows how much the Cavaliers miss Irving, who forced a trade to Boston last summer, and Wade, who was traded back to Miami in Cleveland.

"I was definitely excited", said Durant, who tends to try and keep emotions to himself. "Tomorrow I'll replay some plays and some moments, things of that nature". "Two years together, two seasons together, I think we have figured out a good balance".

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