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Warriors look to complete ideal postseason in Cleveland

11 Juin 2017

The home fans will desperately hope that's not the case.

Having beaten Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals to register their 15th straight win in the NBA Play-offs, Warriors can become the only team in the history of the league to remain undefeated in the Play-offs should they win Game 4 on Friday.

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But that wasn't the way he looked at it. Durant wasn't thinking about lifting trophies or being fitted for championship rings.

The Cavs thought they would have a chance again in a close game this time around, believing that the Warriors would tighten up and maybe even start to wobble.

Should the Warriors complete the sweep, it would be first sweep in the Finals since 2007, when the San Antonio Spurs also swept the Cavaliers. Golden State's only competition is with Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and the Bulls, and other great teams from the past. "This has been the best team in our league the last three years". So I wanted to jump and contest it, but I know he - when he shoots, he kind of leans forward a little bit. "But that team, they knew what they were about".

They became the first team to triumph after falling into a 3-1 finals deficit when they beat the Warriors in seven games previous year. He can make an great team arguably the best ever. James doesn't begrudge the Warriors, he even pointed out the National Basketball Association isn't the only league where dynasties have been built by owners throwing around money. Seattle took the next two games before losing in Game 6. Even then, in games that did not really matter but which were a foreboding precursor to the ones later on that would, Irving was doing this sort of thing in late game execution.

But that means little to Golden State's players, who with a victory in Game 4 on Friday night can exorcise those haunting demons from last June when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers.

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Kane spent much of the game on the periphery, left isolated by those selected to supply him ammunition. It was his first two goals in dark blue but ultimately they failed to provide the win.

Durant lost to James and the Miami Heat when he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 Finals, and didn't make it back until this year.

The Warriors signed Durant to a two-year, $55 million deal, and before the ink was dry they were an immediate favorite to beat the Cavs in the Finals.

This time around, it was Golden State coming up with the clutch plays in the most pressure-filled moments. If you're looking for a differentiation between the two teams, don't look at James' fatigue or Kevin Durant - look at that stat, and that Korver shot with 53 seconds to play. "That's exactly what happened throughout the season".

"I said it after we won the Eastern Conference finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut".

For the Golden State Warriors, it's making history or more millions.

There was much to talk about after Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals.

"It's part of the rules", James said Thursday. "So you get down in the fourth quarter, it's a five-point game with six minutes left, you don't say, oh, man, we're down five, you just say there's a ton of time left and let's execute".