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Kevin Durant's presence puts Cavs in a near-impossible situation against Warriors

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Betsy Taylor | 08 June, 2018, 10:43

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers controls the ball against Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California.

Durant scored 43 points helping Golden State secure a 3 - 0 series lead over Cleveland.

James has done almost everything for the Cavs, averaging 40 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists through the first two Finals games.

Three minutes into the first quarter, he faked a shot and threw a pass off the backboard to himself for a two-handed dunk. Andre Iguodala played 22 minutes in his return but suffered a right knee contusion.

Golden State was up three and Durant was being guarded by Rodney Hood 35 feet from the basket.

Durant is coming off a brilliant performance in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.


Speaking of KD, he had arguably the best game of his career, dropping 43 points on 15-of-23 shooting along with 13 rebounds and seven assists, including a dagger from nearly the exact same spot as the one he hit in Game 3 past year. "So, definitely a different year, just overall, personally with injuries, as a team with dealing with injuries, dealing with the kind of expectations that have been placed on us from the outside and the noise around us as a team".

"The margin of error is very low", James said following Cleveland's 110-102 loss.

LeBron James is focused on trying to extend the NBA Finals, but he may have given a hint about his future with the Cavaliers.

"Holding Steph to 11 points and Klay to 10, you would think you would win that game".

Game 1 of this series will be remembered by how Cleveland let it get away; the botched rebound by Smith to be forever played as one of those quintessential wish-you-had-it-back moments.

Durant stood motionless after dropping his 33-footer, which gave the Warriors a 106-100 lead and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between the rivals. Durant is now nearing the chance to secure two National Basketball Association titles and Finals MVP awards over James while the two are playing at the peak of their respective games. When you win a championship and you're around guys for a long period of time, and you know what you're capable of doing, all you need is to get healthy. If the Eastern Conference champions want any chance of dethroning the Golden State Warriors, they'll have to win Wednesday night. "We just try to do whatever it takes to get the W. Run the right plays", he reflected.

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