Warriors pull off late comeback to shock the Cavaliers

Golden State now lead the NBA Finals 3-0

BY Daniel Kelly 08:17 Thursday 8 June 2017, 8:17 8 Jun 2017

Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Picture by: USA TODAY Sports/SIPA USA/PA Images

Golden State Warriors moved one win away from their second NBA title in three years, after a 118-113 win over Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Warriors lead the series 3-0 and could win the title in the early hours of Saturday morning with another win in Cleveland. For the Cavaliers the equation is simple, they must now win the remaining four games to retain their title.

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry combined to score 11 unanswered points in the final three minutes to give the Warriors a five-point win.

In what was by far the most entertaining game of the Finals so far, the star names of both sides impressed. LeBron James was the game's top-scorer with 39 points. His teammate Kyrie Irving scored 38.

For the Warriors, Kevin Durant top-scored with 31 points. Klay Thompson (30) and Steph Curry (26) also impressed in the win.

"I played against some great teams", LeBron James said after his side's loss, "but I don’t think no team has had this type of firepower"

If the Warriors win Game 4, it will be the third year in a row, that the winner of the Warriors-Cavaliers Finals wins the deciding match away from home. Klay Thomspon revealed he wants to return to Oakland this weekend with the title, and not to prepare for a potential Game 5.

"We dont want to go back to the Bay", Thompson revealed. "We want to finish it [in Cleveland].

Should the Warriors win Game 4, they will become the first team to go 16-0 in the history of the NBA Playoffs.


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