Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Dynasty's doorstep: Warriors take 3-0 lead in Finals | Don't Miss This

Dynasty's doorstep: Warriors take 3-0 lead in Finals | Don't Miss This

And I'm talking about the foreseeable future. The mystery is gone, and Golden State - which hasn't lost four consecutive games in the same season since 2013, back when Mark Jackson was coaching the Warriors instead of calling their games on ABC and ESPN - needs only to avoid an apocalyptic collapse to win their third title in four years. James (238) broke a tie with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and moved into fourth place for the most playoff games. And it's equally hard to believe this iteration of the Cavaliers will rise to meet them again.

Durant, who tilted this rivalry toward the West Coast when he signed with the Warriors as a free agent before last season, was brilliant from the start. Instead, the Lynx will spend Wednesday giving away new sneakers to more than 300 needy kids in Washington.

As coach Tyronn Lue had hoped, Cleveland was more physical and won several 50-50 balls while outrebounding and outworking the Warriors, who spent much of the first half barking about the officiating.

Rodney Hood saw his first real minutes in the series and scored 15 of Cleveland's 23 bench points, going 7-for-11 from the field. Kyrie Irving ran a pick-and-roll with Tristan Thompson, and the Cavs turned it over as Stephen Curry jumped the passing lane and got the ball.

Despite recording 26 points, six assists and nine rebounds in Game 1, and an ultra-efficient 26 points, seven assists and nine rebounds in Game 2, the reigning NBA Finals MVP had to cede the spotlight to LeBron James and Steph Curry.

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The revelation would've been beneficial to the Cavs' presumed overtime win against the Golden State Warriors (2-0).

With all of that, it was the Warriors who left the court as winners, as they have so frequently in this arena. It was a close game, perhaps a great game, but the outcome felt as inevitable as sunset.

Especially given the way the game started.

"Just for him, just as a person, to be healthy and be able to play in The Finals now that we're here, I think that would mean a lot to him and give us an emotional boost as well". The 3-0 deficit has, until now, been insurmountable in National Basketball Association playoff annals. "That wasn't the same shot", James said. They're 20-9 when he makes at least three 3-pointers.

"That margin for error is so little, so thin against them, I think in some cases you have to be flawless", Love said. "But Friday morning when I wake up, I'll be locked in and ready for Game 4". It took seven games in the first round against in and they needed a superhuman effort from LeBron James against Boston in the conference finals, winning four of the final five games of the series to punch a ticket to the Finals. This was a huge gaffe, in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals with the game on the line.

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