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Kevin Durant’s heroics against Cavaliers pull Warriors to brink of championship repeat

Kevin Durant’s heroics against Cavaliers pull Warriors to brink of championship repeat Kevin Durant’s heroics against Cavaliers pull Warriors to brink of championship repeat
Shannon Reynolds | 10 June, 2018, 00:49

The Cleveland Cavaliers' season came to an unceremonious end on Friday night when they got ran off of their home floor by the Golden State Warriors.

Overcoming obstacles all season long, the Warriors were not going to be denied and won the fourth straight finals matchup against Cleveland easily.

It's the second Finals sweep of James' career, the first coming with the Cavaliers in 2007 against the San Antonio Spurs (also the most recent year any team was swept in the Finals).

The reigning Finals MVP managed to put it all together in Game 3, posting 43 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, and a steal in a Warriors' 110-102 win on Wednesday. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next.

On the night, the reigning Finals MVP went 15-of-23 from the floor, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and a ideal 7-of-7 from the line, adding 13 boards, seven assists and a steal in the victory. And with the Warriors up by two with 50 seconds left in the game, Durant hit a three-pointer dagger that sealed the win for his squad. They are officially a dynasty, wing back-to-back titles and three out of four", one fan tweeted while another wrote, "So much unnecessary hate, but they earned everything they can enjoy now, nothing came by mistake.

James is, of course, right-handed.

The Cavs won one fewer game in the regular season and one fewer game in the Finals than they did a year ago, when Kyrie Irving was here.

Stephen Curry had 12 points and the Golden State Warriors made six 3-pointers in taking a 34-25 lead after one quarter of Game 4.

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Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled Game 1.

Just like past year, Game 3 of the NBA Finals returned to Cleveland under similar circumstances.

Head to head, the under is 10-3 in the last 13 games overall and the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.

The health of James' hand likely would not have had much affect on the outcome of the series, a four-game sweep by the Warriors.

Only Bill Russell's Boston Celtics, the "Showtime" Lakers and the Los Angeles squad led by Kobe and Shaq, and Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls have been as dominant in such a short period of time. After his record-breaking heroics in Game 2, Cleveland trapped Curry all game, reducing him to one of the worst shooting nights of his career.

He appeared with the cast during his press conference after Friday's game.

James was asked on Thursday if he remembered playing a young Kevin Durant in the Miami-Oklahoma City Finals and if he knew than that Durant would develop into such an offensive force. Golden State will be looking to retool a roster that, despite its dominance, might require some modification.

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