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LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

Perhaps most frustrating for the Cavaliers, who host Game Four on Friday, is that after two lopsided losses to open the series they returned home and played their most complete game of the Finals only to blow six-point lead in the closing minutes.

It was a particularly cruel way for James' night to end after he scored 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out nine assists.

Cleveland, determined not to watch the Warriors celebrate a championship on their home court for the second time in three seasons, came out flying with a record 86 points in the first half to lead by 18.

In last season's Finals, the Warriors struggled in late-game situations.

The Golden State Warriors' potent offense went missing on Friday but they were not about to lose any sleep even as their bid for postseason perfection was snapped and championship celebrations were put on hold.

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"That first quarter they came out and hit us with that wonderful punch".

But they still needed one more stop. I didn't talk to these guys when I made my decision and say we better make it to The Finals and be up in the series around this time, this exact date, or I'm not coming.

"Our mindset is to go out there and get one", James said.

One win from his first championship and probably the NBA Finals MVP award along with it, Durant is the ideal player in the flawless place.

The play-which looked very similar to any one of Draymond Green's infamous leg kicks-went unnoticed by the referees as the final seconds ticked away in Golden State's 118-113 victory. They were dead, down 3-0 to a Warriors team being compared with the all-time greats.

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Reserve guard Dahntay Jones was called for a technical in the first half for trash talking with Durant from the bench. But perhaps the most important number was 53 - as in 53%, the Cavs' accuracy from behind the three-point line .

Coach Steve Kerr said his players aren't anxious about the past.

The Warriors beat Cleveland in Games 1 and 2 in Oakland.

"It was just an incredibly physical game", Kerr said. Come on get out of here with a legacy conversation your Ricci and so this is one of those arguments work if you are going all in all LeBron now. They forced Draymond Green into foul trouble for the third-straight game.

"We have a great opportunity to give ourselves another opportunity to keep going", James said.

Golden State still leads the best-of-seven title series 3-1. Here is a transcript of what he said following the game, compiled by the National Basketball Association. "If I felt better, I was going to do it".

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She had this message for the families of the victims who who were killed, and those who were injured. Charisse O'Leary said she has "shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrific incident".

James made his first Finals appearance 10 years ago, when he and the Cavs were swept by San Antonio, which captured its third Larry O'Brien Trophy in a five-year span. "This has been the best team in our league the last three years". Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,317) and Mr. Logo himself, Jerry West (1,679), have scored more points in the Finals. "I stunk in my first Finals", he quipped. General manager David Griffin's contract expires after the season, and it's not clear if he will be re-signed by owner Dan Gilbert. The refs later explained that the score sheet - which showed two technicals on Green - was marked wrong and that the first-half technical foul was actually on Steve Kerr for reacting angrily to the foul call on Green.


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