Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

LeBron James Drops Patriots Reference In Postgame Press Conference

LeBron James Drops Patriots Reference In Postgame Press Conference

CLEVELAND - Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala scored eight points and recorded a key thundering dunk down the stretch Wednesday night in his winning NBA Finals debut in Game 3 after missing six games with a bone bruise around his left knee.

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.

If Durant plays like he did last night-43 points, 13 points, seven assists, 65 percent shooting-the Cavaliers probably won't even manage the gentleman's sweep, despite how well LeBron James has been playing.

All three scored before LeBron James did as the Cavs opened a 16-4 lead. Game 4 is Friday night in Cleveland.

Iguodala was injured in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.

On nights like Wednesday, when Curry was mostly awful, Durant can play the one-on-one style that not long ago had some analysts briefly questioning his future in Golden State. "The one he made (Wednesday) was about four or five feet behind the one he made past year".

Cleveland may be staring at a 4-0 drubbing in the National Basketball Association finals, but at least one player managed to crack a smile during their Game 3 loss.

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Which brings us to another trained eye, that of Durant, who points out Green's intangible value. "Some of those shots, I don't think anybody in the world but him could have made those shots".

Kerr was asked about Golden State's rotation and Jordan Bell's impact but the Warriors boss quickly turned the attention to 2017 Finals MVP Durant.

"It's definitely a tough loss and we had our chances", James said. The Cavaliers rolled the dice and put Rodney Hood into the series, and got 15 points from him.

Then, as they've done so often during their current run, Golden State held a scoring edge in the third quarter. Because Durant went insane, scoring 24 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and Golden State kept getting to the free throw line.

They lead the final series 3-0, and no side in history have come back from such a deficit. "It's nearly like playing the Patriots - you just can't have mistakes, they're not going to beat themselves", said James". We know throughout the course of a 48-minute game, there are going to be plays where it was miscue here or a miscue there.

"I played with guys with that same type of intensity", Durant said, "but his talent and feel is different". He handles the ball for us a lot on offense.

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