But unlike last year's comeback when they took advantage of Harrison Barnes' offensive struggles, Durant answered every charge during a 39-point night and Cleveland will need to find new answers if these teams meet in a fourth straight Finals next season.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers' defeat to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, LeBron James joined the long list of legends with multiple Finals losses. Lue commended the Warriors on a great season but says he doesn't see a huge gap many people see when it comes to the Warriors and the Cavs as he said per ESPN, "I don't see a big gap". I thought we played well, got better each game, but against good teams you can't give away games like Game 3 at home and then expect to come here and win in a hostile environment.
"We don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year". He was a 6-5 power forward.
But controversial policies and outlandish statements by President Donald Trump have upset many United States professional athletes, including players from the predominantly African American NBA. Their first-round pick belongs to the Utah Jazz, which is a result of the deal that helped bring Andre Iguodala to the bay back in 2013. "Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together. Coach puts us in position to maximize our strengths". "We were really good tonight".
Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year, squandering a 3-1 series lead.
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The championship was the first of forward Kevin Durant's career, and the NBA Finals' Most Valuable Player took in the moment. Whatever it is, the big-money contract will be a hefty raise from the $12 million he earned on the way to a 16-1 postseason.
Golden State star Stephen Curry has also criticised the President publicly, calling Trump an asset "if you remove the et" in response to public backing from the Under Armour CEO. "It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are and (to) see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable".
While I still hoped and believed Lebron could lift the Cavaliers to another championship, in reality, they never had a chance.
That all spells trouble for the rest of the league, who saw the Warriors capture a title in 2015, win a record-setting 73 games the next regular season before Durant moved to the Bay Area and the team became a juggernaut.