Golden State Warriors' Iguodala a game-time decision for Game 3

Golden State Warriors' Iguodala a game-time decision for Game 3

"I twisted it pretty good, but I'll be in the lineup on Friday", James said. Instead, the four-time MVP reflected on the enormous talent that he and his teammates have had to play against in the last four NBA Finals series.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 43 points on Wednesday night. Cleveland shot 50 percent in the second quarter (13-for-26) which included three 3-pointers, and the Cavaliers pushed their lead to as many as 13. But one of the misses was on goal.

James is averaging 40.0 points, 10.5 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game in the Finals.

"You know, I just tried to make sure that we came out and didn't foul a three-point shooter or didn't give up a wide-open three or got too excited about that play". They got a little of both.

It's a shot you dream of: a 3-pointer in the last minute of an NBA Finals game to seal the win.

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For a Toronto-based sports writer, it is an odd feeling to come to Cleveland and see the home team as heavy underdogs.

The Raptors' oh-fer here doesn't even quite explain the level of dominance. They dominated the offensive glass by a margin of 15-6.

In the beginning of Game 3, it was looking like the J.R. Smith debacle to close out regulation of Game 1 was the best chance for a road victory in the first three games.

The series shifts to Cleveland for the first time in Game 3.

James has, for the most part, been a one-man wrecking crew for Cleveland, carrying his team as far as he can with herculean efforts. The rims are supposed to be the same, but the results are quite different.

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue after practice Tuesday said getting off to a fast start would be critical.

"It's a tie between MJ and Kob", Durant said.

LeBron James finally reached the mountaintop in his NBA career by earning his first NBA title in the 2012 NBA Finals after helping lead the Miami Heat over the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.

James admitted that the Warriors, who lead the series 3-0, are more talented than the Cavaliers. He picked the right time to be dominant, since Steph Curry and Klay Thompson shot a combined 3-for-15 in the first half. Curry set a new Finals standard with nine 3-pointers on his way to 33 points. For the team, another title would solidify them as one of the greatest teams in National Basketball Association history, and for superstars like Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, another ring will boost their already stellar all-time resumes and push them closer to the top of the mountain.

The Quicken Loans Arena crowd got decidedly nervous, and it was tough to blame them.

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