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Bigger than all of them and all of that.

And even if LeBron James and company could have done things differently in Game 3-really, should have done things differently-they refused to second-guess themselves Thursday.

Kevin Durant had been waiting his whole life to sink the 3-pointer (in photo) that lifted Golden State over Cleveland in Game 3 and put him and his team on the brink of an National Basketball Association championship. His 27 assists are nine more than any other Warrior in these Finals.

Coach Lue and the Cleveland players kept their collective word from their Game 1 postgame comments. LeBron James was leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat.

LeBron cooled down a bit in the third quarter, but he did pick up four assists in the period, and for the first time all series, the rest of the Cavs helped carry the load.

"Close out games are always the hardest, but 16-0 would be a great feat", Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. Would still be ahead 116-113 when the Cavs still had a chance to tie.

"There's only one guy ever in the world that everything will be all right when he comes back and that's Jesus Christ".

Instead, the only history that can be made from this point on is by Cleveland, and only if the Cavs win the next three games. Sorry LeBron, but you brought this on yourself. Now Iguodala had gotten LeBron.

READ: Could The Cavs Trade Kevin Love In The 2017 Offseason? "I'm just trying to stay in this moment and not worry about the future". Plays still needed to be made to ensure Durant's 3-pointer would be etched in lore, not forgotten in a loss. Those of us who thought Cleveland would at least be competitive - guilty, having picked Warriors in six - were optimistic about the Cavs sustaining top-level offense against Golden State.

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"Wouldn't shock me if he did make a change".

He was plus-7 in 46 minutes in Game 3, but the Cavaliers were minus-12 in those 2 minutes without him on the floor and lost. But with such little help, it was clear both of them were feeling worn out and could have used some help from Kevin Love and the rest of the team when the Warriors defense ramped up. Love missed after that.

The Warriors were almost impossible to guard in the previous two Finals matchups, and the addition of Kevin Durant has made them a defensive nightmare.

And while those plays were all enormous in their own right, it might have been the unsung heroics of J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert who put Cleveland in that position - with J.R. Smith's three-point outburst early in the second stanza and Shump's first-half four-point play and his defense against Steph Curry on Golden State's final possession.

"I don't get caught up in what I've done over the years". The couple has three children together - LeBron Jr. They yelled for taking my call my power that matter apprised saved were like man out concentrate too much on being new being agreed.

The help behind him was impeccable; the combined speed and length of Green, Andre Iguodala, and Durant roaming the back line is nearly unfair. Simmons framed his podcast with O'Connor as a time where the two could toss around whispers they've heard around the league and talk about them.

Also, did the push for 73 regular season wins wear down Golden State down?

The Cavaliers have been on fire offensively through the first half plus in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. "We were one game away from winning a championship, so you can - I don't think you can second guess that that much". Wednesday night's whopping 46 minutes in front of his home crowd in Game 3 proved no different.


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