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James: “I’ve never seen a team with such offensive power”

James: “I’ve never seen a team with such offensive power”
Forward LeBron James once again starred in a great individual performance in front of the Cleveland Cavaliers that was not enough to avoid the defeat (113-118) against the Golden State Warriors in the third game of the Finals of the NBA.
“We have not lost because the team played badly, on the contrary we raised our level of play, we scored points and defended, but the offensive power of the Warriors was devastating,” said James, who contributed 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. “I have never seen a team with so much offensive power.”
James, who played 46 minutes and point guard Kyrie Irving another 44, acknowledged that the physical effort had been great, but did not think that in the end it had an influence on the final score, something that Warriors coach Steve Kerr did consider. after his team in the last three minutes got a streak of 11-0 points for 0-8 shots from the Cavaliers from the field.
“When we concluded the Eastern Conference finals I already anticipated that facing the Warriors was a real nightmare and it has been confirmed by the offensive power they have, as I had not seen before and I have faced very good teams,” said James. “Tonight we did very well in the field, but they did better in the end.”
Once again, individual compensation was the only thing James had left in the duel against the Warriors, who have the current league champions against the wall with a 3-0 record and without any team in the history of the league. NBA have been able to trace so much difference in a final series to the best of seven.
James with 39 points was just one point behind the legendary Micheal Jordan for fourth place on the all-time scorers list in the Finals. NBA.
Jordan with the Bulls scored 1,176 points to 1,175 that James already has, who beat Sam Jones (1,143), Bill Russell (1,151) and Elgin Baylor (1,161).
James also became the first player to play 20 or more games in the Finals of the NBA With two different teams, he did it with the Miami Heat (23) and now with the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers players, like the Warriors, are aware that they have not yet finished series and that the most difficult triumph, the decisive one, is missing.
“Nothing is over,” admitted forward Kevin Durant, who was the great executioner of the Cavaliers. “The work is not done and I do not think about relaxing at all, since this is a sport in which anything can happen.”
Cavaliers coach Tyrone Lue also thinks so and after highlighting the great work that the entire team did, he is convinced that they will fight harder than ever to get victory in the fourth game.
“If we play like we did tonight we will have options to fight for victory,” said Lue. “The game could be won by either team because we had enough merits.”
Lue stressed that the final difference was in the specific failures that the team starred in the final stretch of the game and that condemned them to defeat.
“We will be ready for the game on Friday and we will fight to the end in search of the victory that we know we can achieve,” said Lue. “A victory is what we need to stay alive and return to Oakland.”
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