Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, center, celebrates with teammates after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 Wednesday night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland.

After a crushing loss, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James spoke about the Golden State Warriors adding Kevin Durant last offseason.

Down by three at the half, it really looked like the Cavaliers might give the Warriors a run for their money in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals. Every time James did head to the bench for a minor breather, the Warriors quickly took advantage. The grand prize in the National Basketball Association is a championship ring, and players will sacrifice everything possible to get one.

This term they have become the first team from the United States' four major professional sports leagues - the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL - to win 15 successive post-season games. He's also still looking for the Cavs' three-point game - Cleveland threw up 44 threes and got only 12 to fall.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he never considered resting James or Irving with the game on the line.

It was Cleveland's best effort of the three games, and it didn't yield a victory.

LeBron James guards Draymond Green during Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors on June 7 in Cleveland. "I just felt like we just stayed with it, and eventually our defence kicked in". Lebron scored 39 points to go along with 38 from Kyrie. Curry has hit at least one 3-pointer in all 73 career postseason games. "Fatigue will play a role". Cleveland is in an 0-3 hole, and they haven't been able to keep the Warriors from scoring like insane once in this series.

James knows his team have to play a ideal game on Friday or else they will be on the wrong end of a historic playoff run. G Deron Williams has missed each of his 11 shots in the series. We will never know if the Warriors would have gone on to win the championship if Iguodala had made his shot in Game 7 past year, when the Warriors were in the same kind of late-game freefall the Cavs were in late Wednesday night in Cleveland. "He's earned it. He's been in the league for a long time and he's, I think, at the top of his game at the biggest time".

He tells Cleveland.com, "I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing. Another challenge for us, another challenge for us to get better and go against a great team", he said.

Yes, the Cavs came back from a 3-1 series deficit to knock off the Warriors in last year's Finals.

The Warriors have been led in the Finals by Kevin Durant, the ground-shaking free-agent acquisition from last season who was the 2014 MVP and has perhaps reshaped the GoldenState-Cleveland rivalry forever.

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