Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

Kevin Durant hit a pull-up three over Lebron James with 45.3 seconds left in the game to give the Warriors a 114-113 lead. Not team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit. "All I was looking at was the bottom of the net and I made sure my feet were behind the 3-point line". Golden State proceeded to go on a 10-0 run to close the quarter and turn a two-point Cavs lead into an eight-point deficit.

He could only watch as Kevin Durant of the Warriors sank a three-pointer over the top of him, one final jolt from which the Cavaliers could not recover.

A year ago against Golden State, the Cavaliers became the first team to win the Finals after trailing three games to one. Came down to the stretch, and they made some big time plays. They did all they could for as long as they could, while the Warriors patiently waited for them to tire.

Durant, seeking his first career title after joining the Warriors from Oklahoma City last July, and Curry scored on drives to the hoop to pull Golden State within two.

Coach Steve Kerr said his players aren't anxious about the past. With under a minute left and Cleveland leading 113-111, the game was in LeBron's hands.

"The bigger thing is that we got two stops after I made that shot", Durant said.

If they can win game four, the Warriors will become the first team in history to go through an entire National Basketball Association post-season without dropping a game.

Just minutes after the Cavaliers' crushing loss, a tweet posted to J.R. Smith's account claimed that Cleveland would win the series in game seven. To have the confidence to make that shot, in that moment, over the best player in the game has Golden State on the cusp of going 16-0 en route to an NBA Championship. "He's been an fantastic player in this league for a long time, and I think he senses this is his moment, his team". James insisted at the outset of this series that Durant was the difference from a year ago to this, and the former MVP, who left Oklahoma City to join the Splash Brothers last summer, was the difference again Wednesday night. They're going to be wanting a win from their team.

With 26 points and 13 rebounds, Curry's contribution was significant and he wants to finish the job later this week.

Just like a year ago, the NBA Finals are at 3-1 after four games. Bet the former because Durant, easily the Most Valuable Player in this NBA Finals, just won't be denied.

"The example I would probably give you would be like Miami with Wade and LeBron", Kerr said to reporters on Tuesday.

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