FINALS: Warriors Stun Cavs With Late Comeback Win

The Warriors mounted a furious rally in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, overcoming LeBron and the Cavs for a 118-113 victory in Cleveland, putting them on the brink of their second NBA title in three years.

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors will be able to make that boast if they win Friday to complete the most impressive postseason run in major sports history. The Warriors finished with an 11-0 run to steal the victory and all but assure themselves of taking Cleveland's title.

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.

Trailing after three quarters for the first time in the series, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green noticed James as already spent, his energy waning coming into the fourth quarter.

After that Love miss, Steph Curry drove and next Kevin Durant jumped as the Warriors inched to within 111-113 with 1:10 left.

"All I was looking at was the bottom of the net and I made sure my feet were behind the 3-point line". When the Cavs have had success against this team in Finals past, it was when they forced the game into half-court ball. I don't contribute as losing this game because we got exhausted.

James had 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in 45 minutes, tiring at the end as even his indomitable will was found wanting when guarding Durant on a pivotal 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining that gave Golden State the lead for good.

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After all we had been through to this point and to reduce it all to one sequence or one look is unfair, but then, that's the game.

Klay Thompson led Golden State with 21 points in the first half, sinking 5-of-7 from 3-point range, while Durant added 16 and Curry 14 off 4-of-6 3-point shooting.

Andre Iguodala has waited a year for redemption against LeBron James after suffering "The Block" in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Curry backed up 28 points in game one with his triple-double to keep pace with LeBron.

Aside from the third quarter when Cleveland slowed the tempo and took the lead, the games have been played at breakneck speed. "I've played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower".

"Even when you're playing well, you got to play like A plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays", said James.

Cleveland came out full throttle, matching the Warriors step for step and shot for shot in the opening minutes. While that certainly worked towards the Rockets game plan, the focus should be on making defensive improvements this summer who can also fit into the three-point barrage offense. That's the way they want to play and that's when we're at our best.

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