What that edge means depends on one's perspective.
They were asking for trouble.
Durant then buried a 3-pointer from 33 feet out with 49.8 seconds remaining to essentially ice the game.
Curry is looking for his third championship in four years - all against Cleveland.
ReutersGolden State forward Andre Iguodala completed an individual workout pain-free on Saturday and is close to being cleared to return for the NBA Finals, ESPN'sChris Haynes reported Monday. "I don't buy this whole thing that he's playing with a bunch of garbage".
We'll examine all of that below.
Cleveland has endured injuries, trades, tragedy and drama for months. He had 24 points, eight rebounds in the first half. Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and George Hill-Cleveland's No.2 through No.4 scorers-are all averaging a combined 40.0 points, 17.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. LeBron conserved energy, making a lot of the same passes that he made in Game 2, but this time his teammates came through in the friendly confines of Quicken Loans Arena.
With the game hanging in the balance, Durant delivered an all-time, ice-in-his-veins pull-up three-pointer to effectively end the Cavs season. He can get easy shots as a result of the attention defenses pay Curry and Thompson.
Durant ripped away the Cavs' best shot to make this a competitive series Wednesday night.
The Cavs could also have another scoring threat added to the rotation.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue after practice Tuesday said getting off to a fast start would be critical. Cleveland is expected to put Rodney Hood back into the rotation despite his postseason 15 percent shooting from downtown.
But will it be enough to keep pace with a Warriorsteam that's trending up in production and potentially health, too? He's scored a total of four points in this series for the Cavaliers.
And despite facing all the challenging elements of a hostile road environment, the Warriors won 110-102 in game three of the National Basketball Association finals to move within one victory of their second straight championship. But the Game 3 assault was more like a boa constrictor, slowly slithering around the Cavs scale-by-scale, squeezing until they gasped their final breath.
And if he scores 30 in Game 3 - or any postseason game for the rest of his career - he will break a tie with Michael Jordan for the most 30-point playoff games in league history. Kevin Durant almost single-handedly kept the Warriors in the game.
"Some of those shots, I don't think anybody in the world but him can hit them", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Durant. This trade would be great for the Mavs going forward and may be a good step towards helping Cleveland get over the Golden State hump.
He has made 156 appearances over five seasons with Shakhtar, the Ukrainian Premier League champions, scoring 14 goals . He recently appeared as an 82nd-minute substitute for his nation's 2-0 victory over Croatia last weekend at Anfield.
The global benchmark, Brent crude, little changed in the previous session, was up 16 cents, at US$77.72 per barrel. Speculators in Brent crude cut their net long positions in the week by 49,638 contracts to 451,966.
For her part, Williams's answer befit one of the greatest athletes of all time: "I honestly don't have any thoughts about that". Sharapova is often billed as her rival-though Williams' dominance hasn't left much room for a real rivalry .
Hundreds of rescue workers, including firefighters, police and soldiers worked to recover bodies from the still-smoking lava. Farmers covered in ash fled for their lives as civil defense staffers tried to relocate them to shelters during the event.
I got mad a little bit about what happened in my back nine, but I decided I'd just make sure I'd do my best to every shot. Consistency in 2018 earned her $700,000 even before the $900,000 boost that comes with being crowned US Open champion.
The last-minute compromise appointment of Giovanni Tria as economy minister was aimed at calming European Union leaders' jitters. Mattarella rejected Conte's original choice for economy minister but a different candidate was agreed on Thursday.
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No Iran in Syria
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Coach Steve Kerr had said Thompson, who suffered a sprained left ankle in Game 1 on Thursday, would be evaluated after warmups. Rather than settle in his isolation possessions, Durant looked to make plays when he encountered resistance in the half court.
Facebook sinking fast among US teens
The shares of teenagers who use Twitter and Tumblr are largely comparable to the shares who did so in the 2014-2015 survey . The survey discovered that 50 percent of female users said they were always online compared with 39 percent of male users.
Sanders statement on Trump tariffs
The EU said the imposition of the tariffs is "inconsistent with the US' obligations and rights set out in the WTO Agreement". He added: "We believe in a rules-based system, a multilateral system, President Trump doesn't and we must understand that".
Warriors shoot well, Cavs stay close in Game 2
This was something which James emphasised when talking to the media about the incident, as he said: "We've got to move on". The boxscore shows Curry finished with 33 points, including an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointer.
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Michael Avenatti Causing Problems for Federal Probe
Avenatti is an active thorn in the side of the White House and had come to court to press for his inclusion in the proceedings. Avenatti denied that he did anything wrong. "Not even the same firm in the case", he said.
Germany's Joachim Low rules himself out of Real Madrid running
Zinedine Zidane is being lined as the next manager of the Qatar national team on a £50 million-a-year deal, according to reports . Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014, said: "I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together.