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Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

08 Juin 2017

On Wednesday night after the Warriors beat the Cavaliers to take a 3-0 series lead in Cleveland, Wanda was extremely pumped up, and when she ran into Steph Curry's mom, Sonya, they shared a great moment together.

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala had a session with the media Wednesday evening after his team won in Game 3 of NBA Finals 2017 118-113.

This is how a great team or band or company does it, and that's why the Warriors have broken the record for most consecutive playoff victories in any of the four major pro team sports with these 15. Even if they need Game 5 back home to finish this, 16-1 would still be the best National Basketball Association playoff record ever.

The dynamic duo of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were outstanding in defeat - combining for 77 points and almost willing the Wine and Gold to the victory.

The Cavs will also have to live with the fact that they'll now have to become the first team ever to win the Finals from a 3-0 deficit starting from the fourth game on Friday.

"That's kind of what I think makes our team who we are, is we have got a lot of guys who can play off the ball and make plays and take some pressure off of each other, and I thought that was a factor down the stretch", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in more than 45 minutes Wednesday night, and the Cavaliers were seven points better than the Golden State Warriors when James was on the court.

"But game four, I look forward to it", Irving said.

Turning Point - The third quarter had been Cleveland's Achilles' heel through the first two games of the 2017 Finals.

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Redemption for the Warriors and a first championship for Durant now sit just one win away, with Friday's Game 4 looming as the possible closeout. Early on, the shots weren't falling for him, but he still made a huge impact on the game.

Kevin Durant was the biggest prize of last year's offseason and on Wednesday he showed why the Warriors were so keen to get him, draining the shot of his career to put Golden State on the cusp of an unprecedented ideal postseason. "We missed some shots, and they made some".

Anyway, I'm not one to play the "one team wanted it more" card and think that's the difference in a series, per se. The 7-footer finished 10 of 18 from the field with 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Cavs, though, couldn't get far enough ahead to get comfortable and the Warriors kept chipping away before Durant's defining 3 - the shot that makes dreams come true.

A flawless postseason only happens because people who can afford to slack off instead dig even deeper for newfound contributions they can bring to the team. Broke the record of 14 straight postseason wins held by the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, who did it twice. In Game 3 they were that much better and still came down on the wrong side of a five-point loss.

Cavaliers: James (1,175) passed Sam Jones (1,143), Bill Russell (1,151) and Elgin Baylor (1,161) to move into fourth place on the NBA Finals scoring list. Michael Jordan (1,176) is next.

Irving didn't let that happen in Game 3.

Good to hear from you all after The King went scoreless for the final four minutes of Game 3, by the way, LeBron haters. He played in 23 for Miami. G Deron Williams has missed each of his 11 shots in the series.