The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in a perilous position—on the wrong end of a 3-0 NBA Finals lead, following another Golden State Warriors victory, 110-102, this time at the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio.
Game 3 not only showed that no margin is safe from the defending champions, even with one of their superstars struggling (Stephen Curry 11 pts 3-16 fg 1-10 3pt), but also made a strong case for Kevin Durant overthrowing LeBron James (33 pts 10 reb 11 ast 2 stl 2 blk) as the best player on the planet "when it matters the most," at least for sports commentator Skip Bayless.
KD's stat line when the final buzzer sounded: 43 pts (Finals career-high) 15-23 fg 6-9 3pt 13 reb 7 ast
Whether it was the game where LeBron officially passed the torch to Durant, what's sure is that the Dubs are poised to win its third title in four years, making the Warriors dynasty legitimate. All thanks, in large part, to the man who joined the team that beat him and endured being called a snake last season.
Skip must've wet himself RN
Same spot, same result
This might be accurate, it's scary
Let your game do the talking
KD actually carried it on his own
Another one slips from Curry
Embrace that nickname
The only way to stop Durant
LeBron may need T'Challa to come back
Best persona since Black Mamba?