2017 NBA Finals: Kevin Durant powers Golden State Warriors to win over Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3

08 June 2017, 12:17 PM
Kevin Durant - File photo
Kevin Durant - File photo

Golden State Warriors went one step closer to winning the NBA title after handing the Cleveland Cavalier 118-113 defeat in the third game played in Cleveland, Ohio.

Warriors victory was powered by Kevin Durant's scoring exploits, who scored 31 points, seven of them in the closing minutes.

The Warriors scored the last 11 points to stretch their record playoff win streak this season to 15-0 and grabbed a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Golden State, which also had 30 points from Klay Thompson and 26 from Stephen Curry, would become the first team in NBA history to make an unbeaten playoff run to the crown by winning game four on Friday in Cleveland.

No team in NBA playoff history has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series, although the Cavaliers did become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 hole to swipe the crown over Golden State last year.

First Published: Thursday, June 08, 2017 12:06 PM
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