Will the Golden State Warriors finish off the sweep?

Will the Golden State Warriors finish off the sweep?

Indeed, the only real debate left is where this Golden State team will rank in the annals of basketball history. "We don't want to take the long threes and things like that". LeBron was incredible once again.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving completed breathless drives to the basket for a combined 77 points while Kevin Love battled for rebounds, out-hustling the Warriors on several occasions.

"We just kept telling our guys, they're going to get exhausted", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

They all are, at this point - and it shows, as the Warriors seem determined not just to avenge last year's loss in the Finals but also leave an indelible mark in the process. "This is a insane game, anything can happen".

The Golden State Warriors can't be beaten.

CLEVELAND- LeBron James says he will be mentally and physically ready for Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors. But Kyrie Irving will have one overriding memory of Wednesday's NBA Finals Game 3 defeat to the Warriors.

It would have been understandable if James had been dour given that his hopes to win a fourth title and second straight with Cleveland evaporated in the closing minutes of Game 3. The two minutes and 23 seconds in which he sat? There were a number of wide-open shots the Cavs just couldn't get to fall. If the Cavs trade away their size to become a better small ball team, then the Celtics automatically have a better chance at beating them.

"It's probably the most firepower I've played in my career", James said.

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The Cavs, though, couldn't get far enough ahead to get comfortable and the Warriors kept chipping away before Durant's defining 3 - the shot that makes dreams come true.

The 1983 Philadelphia 76ers draw similarities many fans might not realize to these Warriors. They've withstood every one of Cleveland's runs, and responded with their own. Considering the Warriors had out-scored the Cavs by an average of 12 points in the first two games, the turnaround was impressive. It was Stephen Curry with 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

"He took over", Steve Kerr said of Durant following Golden State's stunning 118-113 Game 3 victory. "You can sense that", said James. They have made a mockery of the competition and in the long run this may not be good for the league. And no team has ever done what the Warriors, who haven't lost a game in almost two full months, are poised to do Friday night in Cleveland.

And if you didn't believe that before Wednesday night, surely you do today.

They've put themselves in this position by dominating this series, and this postseason. Golden State's past failures made this victory even more rewarding. "That was my very next call", Green said. It's not one guy on that team that's selfishly looking for himself and not the team.

The Warriors thought they were carving out their place in history when they set a record with 73 wins last season.

"But now that we're in this situation", Curry said, smiling, at the postgame podium well after midnight, "why not take care of business and finish the job". "It's not in terms of 16-0 and what that means historically, it's just that's what's in front of us". "I gave everything that I had, so at times throughout the game I was exhausted, but that's just because I was just playing as hard as I could". All you have to do is look at their series' with Chicago and Washington during the 2017 postseason. "And just we obviously - we want 16 wins; it doesn't matter how we get there". Even as the Cavs went up seven late (102-95), and six later (113-107), the separation never came. And they've made it look plenty easy getting there.

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