Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry unleashes profanity-laced outburst

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry unleashes profanity-laced outburst

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry unleashes profanity-laced outburst

Kevin Durant inspired a 110-102 win for the defending champions at Quicken Loans Arena and once again broke the hearts of Cavs fans. LeBron James drilled a three-pointer of his own to get Cleveland back to within one.

In Kevin Durant's two years with the Golden State Warriors, there may not be a better example of the lift he has provided the team than Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

James, who could opt out of his contract after the season, said Thursday he was "living the moment now" with the Cavaliers trailing Golden State 3-0 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals entering game four on Friday.

And he is facing the strong possibility of exiting Cleveland off the back of a third NBA Finals defeat in four years, if he decides to leave. Game 4 is Friday night.

"That was unbelievable what he did out there tonight", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

With Curry and Thompson non-factors much of the game, combining for 21 points on 7 for 27 combined shooting, Durant finished with a playoff career-best 43 points.

Golden State had no intentions of messing around in game two. "You can't have mistakes".

It came on a night when no other Warriors player got it going offensively. The previous 13 teams to do it went on to win the series. Cleveland kept everyone in check with the exception of Durant.

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The 12-point margin represented the biggest lead of the series for the Cavaliers at the time.

Further, Cleveland saw Love and Smith score 15 and 10, respectively, to go with James' 14 in the first half. Durant was the only Warrior to eclipse 11 points, as point guard Steph Curry shot 3 of 16 from the field and shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 10 just points.

Golden State made up the deficit and then some to begin the third quarter. With 49.8 seconds on the clock, he hit a three-pointer from 33-feet out to put the Warriors on top, 106-100. Ironically, it was center Javale McGee who spurred the run by rapidly scoring eight points - all point-blank shots created by the Warriors' offense.

The result was one of the greatest, most lethal, and most efficient Finals games in National Basketball Association history.

Some of the players mentioned by Bryant did step up last night as Love (20 points), Hood (15 points) and Smith (13 points) all scored in double figures. And the Warriors are ecstatic that Irving, now with the Boston Celtics via an offseason trade, won't be suiting up in this year's Game 4. Three. Point switching. We didn't come together on [defensive] switching. Like in 2017, the 3-pointer was essentially a dagger.

The Cavs' big man, who has been targeted defensively by the Warriors over the course of the rivalry, was relentless in the first half.

After watching the ball swish through the net, a deadpan Durant casually walked to the Warriors' bench while Curry was in his face yelling ecstatically and Draymond Green behind him cursing with joy.

"We've got a lot of depth", Kerr said during his post-game news conference. "We're one game away from elimination".

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