LeBron can’t save himself, so he’ll leave Cleveland after losing NBA Finals

Share
LeBron can’t save himself, so he’ll leave Cleveland after losing NBA Finals

When the Warriors needed a shot late on with the Cavaliers closing in, Durant drained a three-pointer to extend the lead to 106-100 50 seconds left.

"We have to challenge ourselves to come out and try to put this thing away". The Warriors could be champions again as early as Friday night, and this crown - after experiencing plenty of turbulence this season - would most definitely be one to savor. The Raptors have made four trips to the south shore of Lake Erie in the past three years, and they are a smooth 0-7 over that time. After Curry had a big Game 2 with 33 points, Game 3 was Durant's turn. They finished the Cavaliers off in five games in 2017. They dominated the offensive glass by a margin of 15-6.

Following Curry's trip to the line, the game would end, with the Warriors prevailing and taking a 3-0 lead.

James wasn't making excuses for Cleveland's postseason pickle because if not for a reversed official's call or J.R. Smith's brain-lock in the closing seconds of regulation in Game 1 or Durant's brilliance in Game 3, the Cavs could be leading the series. "He's one of the best one-on-one players in our league.?" Just like in Game 3, they must limit him, or just defend him as closely as possible and pray he doesn't rain threes. "I thought we'd have to face them for a while". But in the modern era of hoops - where a 73-win team can add a future Hall of Famer - a team like the Warriors can weather a combined performance like Wednesday night's. But one of the misses was on objective. Durant was 3-for-4 on three-pointers, the rest of his team was 1-for-10 from distance in the half.

Curry has earned two NBA MVPs, set the single-season 3-point record, captured a pair of championships and is on the cusp of a third. The Warriors are trying to join a select list of teams to win three championships in four years.

However, Golden State clawed its way back.

In Wednesday night's Game 3, finished just an hour before, James scored 33 points (in logging a 10th career National Basketball Association finals triple-double), limited Warriors star Steph Curry to just one three-point shot and still Cleveland lost, 110-102.

James is averaging 37.7 points, nine rebounds and 10.7 assists on 53 per cent shooting.

They played well enough to win this game, but bad defensive execution down the stretch and Kevin Durant proved too much for Cleveland to overcome.

Green only notched a pair of boards on Wednesday night, but it was enough to move him past Wilt Chamberlain as the top rebounder in Warriors Playoff history. Meanwhile the Patriots have played in three of the last four Super Bowls, winning two of them - although they have faced three different opponents in each of those games.

Rodney Hood is another guy candidate. He was even out for the entire first round of the playoffs. The Rockets are a little odd because there's only one ball, which LeBron, James Harden, and Chris Paul all need all the time. Game 3 served as a reminder of that.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Here's how you can watch Apple's WWDC 2018 livestream
There is a rumor rolling in the air that addition of Spotify is likely to be found, along with some fitness-based features. We'll be updating this page with all the latest news from the keynote, so check back for the official news on Monday.

'Harry & Meghan' might be the romcom of the year
Florence van Cutsem - She's the goddaughter of Prince Harry and daughter of friends Alice van Cutsem and Nicholas van Cutsem. The Toronto-based family was spotted this morning arriving at London's Heathrow Airport ahead of this weekend's festivities.

There's science behind the 'yanny or laurel' debate
Since then, the debate has taken off, as people all over the Internet can't stop arguing over what the real word being said is. Douglas Beck, an audiologist at Oticon, told National Geographic that there is a difference between hearing and listening .

Jewish organizations cheer the embassy move
Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said 14 of those killed Monday were actively involved in carrying out attacks.

Stephens to play Halep for second Grand Slam title
She admitted afterwards that she felt sick with nerves, adding "maybe I wasn't ready to win it, but maybe next time ". Stephens's run to Saturday's final comes after a roller-coaster year since her US Open stunner.

Dallas School Board okays $38.6 million preliminary budget
The district is eligible for roughly 75 percent reimbursement for these vehicle purchases through state School Transportation Aid. Both Michelle DeCarlo and write in candidate Heather McAuley Puntillo will take the seats of the North Collins School Board .

Ryan Reynolds isn't optimistic about a Deadpool/Wolverine movie
Or, Deadpool could just completely take over The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a few minutes Tuesday night. Beckham asks for what he has been apologizing for, as take it for Ryan Reynolds bad movies.

Theresa May calls for independent inquiry into 'tragic' Gaza deaths
The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation along with eight children under the age of 16, the ministry said . Ambassador Nikki Haley defended Israel , saying, "No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has".

Irish Citizens Vote to Repeal its National Abortion Ban by a Landslide
Roscommon, in the rural interior, the only county to say no to same-sex marriage, also voted yes in the abortion referendum . Turnout for landmark referendum was at record levels, with more than 64 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot.

Fantasy sports betting vote could pave way for real sports betting
SCOTUS' sports betting ruling reinforces states' rights and is another nail in the coffin of online gaming ban effort . One of the big questions if Colorado were to legalize sports gambling is how it would be handled on mobile devices.

© 2015 Stocks News Daily. All Rights reserved.