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Dynasty's doorstep: Durant, Warriors take 3-0 lead in Finals

07 June, 2018, 12:35 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • James followed up his 51-point performance in Game 1 with 29 points 13 assists and nine rebounds in a far tamer finals sequel- and much more lopsided- minus the utter craziness of a drama-packed opener three days

Some Warriors said they would not attend a White House ceremony previous year, shortly after Golden State won the NBA Finals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers had several chances to lock up a win in the NBA Finals, but the team was not able to capitalize on those opportunities. One in particular, a photo of Smith's teammate LeBron James apparently gesturing at him in horror, continued to churn out new captions all weekend. "I mean, it's nearly like playing the Patriots - you can't have mistakes", James told a news conference.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry have been battling in the NBA Finals, but both stars agreed on Tuesday that whichever team wins the championship will skip the traditional White House visit to celebrate with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Just two years ago, Golden State were in the same position: up 2-0 in the finals after crushing victories over the Cavs.

"We're down 2-0 and I don't like the way I feel". Incredible as it is to say, James is playing at a higher level this season while Kevin Love, who looked lost for much of the 2016 series, has been quietly efficient with 43 points and 23 rebounds over the first two games.

"It's a big difference", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said when asked to compare the pre- and post-Durant Warriors. "We know it. We'll see if we can do it".

"It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years". "We can play so much better".




The Cavaliers were one Durant three-pointer in the final minute away from possibly making the series in 2017 2-1.

The Warriors, who lead Cleveland 2-0 in the best-of-seven series entering game three Wednesday, would likely follow the lead of what they did a year ago when they went to Washington and spent the day with children instead of what would have been a White House trip.

"It's typical of him".

The Warriors have struggled to find any sort of sustainable solution for him defensively that has led to him to largely dictate how he wants to impact the game with his ability to get to the rim while playmake as a distributor in those type of situations.

The Minnesota Lynx were not invited to the White House after their WNBA championship. "You know that you can never relax".

Instead, the Warriors toured the National Museum of African-American History and Culture with local students when they visited Washington to play the Wizards in late February.

In this instance, James came to the defense of Curry and the Warriors.

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