Mood swing: LeBron, Cavs home looking to turn around Finals

Draymond Green defends against Le Bron James

Draymond Green defends against Le Bron James

In an eerie replay of previous year, Kevin Durant again delivered a long dagger 3-point shot that capped off his personal playoff career-high 43 points that led the Warriors to a 110-102 NBA Finals Game 3 victory and pushed the Cavs into a suffocating 3-0 ditch.

It's a hard enough spot for the Cavaliers to deal with Curry, particularly when he is coming off an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers in Game 2. Cleveland rallied from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in 2016 to claim the first title for a major professional sports franchise in Cleveland since the 1964 Browns.

"It was like deja vu watching him hit that shot again", Cavs forward Kevin Love said. Curry was 3-for-16 and Thompson was 4-for-11, but Durant was so good it didn't matter. Did the Dubs simply do what they were supposed to while holding serve, or did they survive the Cavs' most powerful punch and erase all hope of this becoming a competitive series? "I didn't want to run in there and shoot a bad I chose to shoot it from there and it felt good leaving my hands". Additionally, Klay Thompson scored 20 points after being somewhat doubtful to play following the ankle injury he sustained in Game 1. "I mean different feel", said Durant who shot 15-of-23 and scored 24 points before halftime to keep the Cavs within striking distance.

But it wasn't enough in a game where the Cavaliers just have to try to outscore the Warriors because they can't get stops.

Warriors star Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are now halfway to a second consecutive National Basketball Association title together.

Time will tell if Brown's prediction holds true; tipoff of Game 3 is tonight at 6:00 PM PT at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The Warriors usually strike like a cobra - a swift and powerful third-quarter bite, leaving their opponent paralyzed and foaming at the mouth. The Cavaliers never recovered, even though more than 44 minutes remained.

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There was no official confirmation from the Golden State Warriors whether Stephen Curry indeed left mid-game in Game 3 to use the bathroom. ABC and other popular local and cable channels are included in the Hulu Live TV package, so you'll be able to quickly join in time to watch the Warriors Rockets Game 3 online. Through the third quarter, Curry was just 1-for-13 from the floor including 0-for-8 from behind the three-point arc - all of this coming just one game after Curry set the NBA Finals record with nine three-pointers. He now faces one of the tallest tasks of his career when he takes on a team that has 4 All-Stars and many quality role players.

McGee got the Warriors off and running in Game 2 with two easy dunks to open the game.

Kendrick Perkins, in street clothes seated on Cleveland's bench Sunday night, failed to move his feet or legs as Curry backpedaled after missing a 3-point attempt at the end of the third quarter.

For the first time in the NBA Finals, the Warriors had their Hamptons Five (nee "death lineup") at their disposal, as Andre Iguodala returned to action for the first time since the Western Conference finals.

LeBron James needs to have a 30-point triple-double. Whenever the Warriors needed a bucket, it seemed they could get one at the rim (or just throw the ball to KD).

James arrived at 6 p.m. dressed more casually - camouflage trousers, purple hoodie, "Billionaire Boys Club" baseball cap - than on the road where he and the Cavs have been wearing suits during the postseason.

There really shouldn't be any argument as to who is the best player for Golden State.

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