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

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You really get the feeling that the Cavaliers missed out on a chance to make this competitive series after they blew Game 1 so I'm not surprised that they're now 48 minutes from a series sweep.

"All of us together are just unselfish", said Warriors center JaVale McGee.

By the start of the fourth quarter, the only question was whether Curry would win his first NBA Finals MVP or if it would go to Durant for the second year in a row.

Golden boys: Kevin Durant, second from left, celebrates after the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers.

The game could also hold huge significance for Cleveland as it may be the last time James pulls on a Cavaliers jersey in front of the Quicken Loans crowd. He finished the night with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. James still shot 49% from the field over the last three games, but just 27% on three-point attempts with fewer than four attempts per game.

There was no way that King James wouldn't have been heated after Smith, not known for his attention to detail, literally cost them a golden opportunity to get at least one game against the far more superior Warriors.




With the Warriors win, the rest of the National Basketball Association will have to get good as Klay Thompson mentioned earlier in the series.

James averaged 34 points in the 2018 Finals with 8.5 boards and 10 assists. Local cable channels including ABC are included in the Hulu Live TV package, so you'll be able to quickly join in time to watch the Warriors Rockets Game 4 online. The team that took the court in the Finals - with Hill and Hood and Larry Nance Jr and Jordan Clarkson - was significantly different than the team that began the season.

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.

The Heat split four NBA Finals appearances - and James experienced winning and losing on the biggest stage.

"This is so hard to do and to do it three years out of four years is incredible", Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. Whether you get the job done or not, we all want to show up and do our jobs at a high level, because that's what got us all to where we are today as individual players and as a team. Among the notable pieces shipped out were Isaiah Thomas, who had never found a groove since arriving, while injured, from Boston, and Dwayne Wade, who was scoring just 11 points a game, half his career average, in Cleveland. Through the first three games of the series, the former Cavalier is now shooting 93 percent from the floor, connecting on 13 of the 14 shots he's attempted.

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