LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers played with significant hand injury

  • LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers played with significant hand injury

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers played with significant hand injury

Curry and McGee (yeah, he was a legitimate factor again) boosting Golden State to a 67-52 lead and sending Cleveland scurrying to a timeout. The way we played, the calls that were made throughout the course of that game. He went on to say, "It's an unbelievable accomplishment to be in this position, winning three out of four years, with the group I get to do it with every single day". Curry averaged 27.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists in the series, but his teammate went home with the hardware.

"We used the experience previous year to our advantage", Curry said.

Curry said after the win that the team used its experience in Game 4 against the Cavaliers a year ago - also down 3-0 to the Warriors, they won by 19 to force one more game - to prepare, knowing they'd face a focused opponent.

James got a somewhat modest ovation from the Quicken Loans Arena crowd when he exited the game for the final time. He departed in 2010 for Miami before returning in 2014.

Game 3 was the ideal example of the discrepancy between the two sides, where one squad had to play at their individual and collective peak to have a chance, and the other survived even when two of its stars-Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson-misfired all night.

Durant would be the frontrunner to take out the award having dominated Games Two and Three, with form that looks like it will continue.

"It's just about the journey, all season", Durant said. So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that.

"It's good for you to be around guys like this, it makes you a better basketball player and a better man".

On Friday, the Cavaliers clawed back from an 11-point deficit before pulling in front on a slam dunk from James near the midway mark of the second quarter, but it was just a matter of time before the Warriors took over.

The Cavaliers would come no closer in the second half.

"One GM of one of the better teams in the West said, 'you know, Boston, there was a time you just stay in the East and you have a much easier path to the Finals.' Will that necessarily be true with Boston or Philadelphia?"

Kevin Durant, who finished with a triple double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 4, was named Finals MVP for the second consecutive year.

Klay Thompson scored 10 points for the Warriors and Draymond Green contributed nine points and nine assists.