Kevin Durant got a baby jumper after driving on Tristan Thompson, who replaced Love after Love turned his ankle.
Golden state scored record in the history of American sports 15-th victory in a row in the playoffs, and Kevin Durant in eight games in a row gaining at least 25 points that previously could only Shakila O'neal and Michael Jordan.
Golden State is on the verge of history. The former MVP has taken over every game of the series so far, and put the Warriors in a very comfortable position with an nearly insurmountable 3-0 series lead.
In the first two games, the Warriors used the third quarter to strangle the Cavaliers.
Still, the Cavaliers are down 3-0, and face an even more hard hole to climb out of than last season.
Curry hit a layup and after both James and Irving missed for the Cavs, Durant dropped his 3 - a shot that could be the one most remembered in this magnificent run by the Warriors. Seven of those points came from Durant, including this triple with 45 seconds to play to give Golden State the lead for good. "Doing what he is supposed to be doing", said Irving.
One more win will give Durant the prize he coveted when he came to Golden State in the offseason from Oklahoma City.
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"I thought our team scrapped and competed", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. Klay Thompson, who scored 16 first-quarter points, accounted for a game-high six 3-pointers. We enjoy being around each other. He played 39 minutes and finished plus-11.
"Kyrie and LeBron had it going the whole game, but that's pretty taxing to go one-on-one the whole game", Kerr said. "That takes a lot out of you".
"Even when you're playing well, you got to play A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays". Stay in front of them, force them into outside shots, if you can.
The discouraging fact for the Cavaliers is that the team can't get much more out of its two best players.
"There have been times throughout my career where I played teams that were just in the midst of something that can last for a long time".
After winning Games 1 and 2 by a combined 41 points at home, the Warriors had to scrap for all 48 minutes to take down the Cavs on Wednesday. The three-time champion stopped driving to the basket in the second half.
Cleveland threw a flurry of punches, and Golden State withstood them. But the Cavaliers made only 28 percent (5 of 18) on 3's. The Cavs had all of the momentum in the 2nd half and they had a 6 point lead late in the 4th quarter and the unthinkable happened. Cleveland held a 94-89 advantage heading into the final quarter.