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Durant and Curry bring Warriors closer to perfection and the ring

Durant and Curry bring Warriors closer to perfection and the ring
The figures of forward Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry shone again in a special way in the third game of the Finals of the NBA by destroying the defense of the Cleveland Cavaliers with their offensive game, who lost 113-118 at home against the Golden State Warriors.
Durant, with 31 points, including a decisive triple with 45 seconds remaining in regulation time, left him leading the attack and also as the key player who kept the Warriors undefeated in the playoffs (15-0) and with the 3-0 series lead over current league champions the Cavaliers.
Durant’s last triple of the four he scored, spectacular in his execution after going halfway down the court and then getting behind the perimeter for a shot to the basket, he said was something a coach has always had throughout his life.
That basket changed the history of the game by giving the Warriors the partial advantage of 113-114, which they never lost by mentally sinking the Cavaliers players who could not react to training in panic and not knowing how to execute on possessions. ball.
The Warriors sentenced with four points from the personnel line.
Durant’s action enabled the Warriors to rally from a six-point deficit with three minutes remaining, and the Warriors’ star forward put them back on track to win as the fourth quarter ended with 14 points.
Before, Curry had been the undisputed leader in the direction of the game and contributed a double-double of 26 points, including five triples from nine attempts, captured 13 rebounds, distributed six assists, recovered two balls and lost only one, of the 18 that returned. to commit the Warriors, compared to 12 for the Cavaliers.
“It was the most important victory and one that we needed in order to maintain the winning path,” said Curry. “For us the third game was decisive and more so after everything that happened last year.”
The great work of Durant and Curry was the perfect complement to guard Klay Thompson who has completely recovered his best touch on the wrist and the 30 points he contributed, including six 3-pointers from 11 attempts, were also decisive.
While power forward Draymond Green once again did a great teamwork with presence in all facets of the game by getting eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists, recovered a ball and put a stopper.
As a team, the Warriors had 48 (40-83) percent shooting from the field and 49 (16-33) from 3-pointers, compared to 44 (40-90) and 27 (12-44), respectively. the Cavaliers, who lost the duel again under the hoops and inside the paint by capturing 37 rebounds to 44 by Golden State.
The Warriors are now a perfect 15-0 so far in playoff competition, something they have never done before in the history of professional sports in America.
Again the Warriors are also one triumph away from securing the league championship title, as they were last year when they had a 3-1 lead and ultimately let it be snatched by the Cavaliers.
Now they are 3-0 and no one in the history of the Finals of the NBA he has been able to overcome that disadvantage to get the title.
Star forward LeBron James and point guard Kyrie Irving fought until they failed in the decisive moments of the fourth quarter, but they always had the Cavaliers in the game.
James was the leading scorer for the Cavaliers, scoring 39 points and responding to each of the baskets that the Warriors achieved, in addition to capturing 11 rebounds, he distributed nine assists, but had five turnovers.
While Irving emerged with his best scoring inspiration in the third quarter and also put the Cavaliers in the game with 38 points, six rebounds, but only three assists.
Although guard JRSmith improved in his offensive work with 16 points, including five triples, power forward Kevin Love this time was not a winning factor, scoring nine points, much less center Tristan Thompson who left if so many.
Although Love had 13 rebounds, he was never in control of the game inside the paint and under the hoops.
The Cavaliers had everything going for them with 3:09 to go with a 113-107 partial advantage after a triple by Smith, but then they were unable to score again against the good defense of the Warriors, who they were also going to have the best scorer version of Durant, who was once again the big star.
Data sheet:
113 – Cleveland (32-29-33-19): Irving (38), Smith (16), Thompson (-), Love (9), James (39) -starting five-, Jefferson (1), Williams (- ), Shumpert (2) and Korver (8)
118 – Golden Sate (39-28-22-29): Curry (26), Thompson (30), Pachulia (-), Green (8), Durant (31) -starting five-, West (7), Barnes ( -), McAdoo (-), Iguodala (7), McGee (1), McCaw (2), Livingston (6) and Clark (-).
Match officials: Monty McCutchen, Ed Malloy and Ken Mauer called Green of the Warriors a technical foul. There were no eliminations by personnel.
Match incidents: Third Match of the Finals of the NBA held at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena, in front of 20,562 spectators. EFE
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