After a close battle in game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cavs by a score of 110-102. LeBron James started the game looking to involve his teammates and finished with a triple-double of 33 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists, Kevin Love added 20 points while Rodney Hood provided the spark off the bench with 15 points on seven of 11 shooting. Durant won it for the second straight year, averaging 28.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists.
"I let the emotions get the best of me and pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand", James said following Friday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors. The Indiana Pacers outscored them 704-664 in the first round, and they only outscored the Boston Celtics by six points total in the Eastern Conference Finals.
LeBron James walked into his final interview of the NBA Finals with one last surprise: A dark brace on his right hand, covering an injury he's hidden for a week.
LeBron James (23 points) tried to delay the Warriors' nearly inevitable march towards the championship but his Cavs were simply outclassed by a rampant Warriors side. I thank him for doing what nobody has ever done before and creating the "Warriors blew a 3-1 lead" meme by staring into the abyss and finding his way out of a darkness that nobody has ever conquered before. Durant has already challenged some of the Warriors' young and promising players to raise their games. "I mean, we all know that", Lue insisted. One, there's the concern of how the Golden State Warriors would have defended him. And if it gets tougher than 2018, well, Golden State can't wait.
The Warriors now join a select list of teams to win three National Basketball Association championships in four years and are expected to add to that impressive haul. "He's on the a year ago of a deal, so they don't want to take on money".
"But I thought we did a good job of staying the course and getting to this point".
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. "Sometimes you can give everything you've got and still come up short". Last night's Game 4 clincher, was much more of a decimation, as the tipped faves crushed the Cavs 108-85. "The biggest thing we appreciate in the locker room is what everybody brings to the table, and we kind of unlock the greatness out of each other". "So, definitely a different year, just overall, personally with injuries, as a team with dealing with injuries, dealing with the kind of expectations that have been placed on us from the outside and the noise around us as a team".