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LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team

Durant was a star at Oklahoma City but left last July as a free agent to sign with the Warriors, smarting from a loss to Cleveland in last year's NBA Finals when they were one win shy of a repeat crown.

Over the final three minutes of Game 3 of the Finals, the Warriors outscored the Cavaliers 11-0, stealing what looked like a Cavs win to go up 3-0 in the Finals.

After last year's loss, the Warriors re-tooled, to put it lightly, and signed Kevin Durant.

CLEVELAND - Golden State's flawless postseason is over.

Through three games this series, the former league MVP is averaging 34 points.

No NBA team have ever found their way back after losing the first three games of a best-of-seven series but James was not ready to admit defeat.

"That's what you want to do", he said completing his soliloquy on how the Warriors were built. We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. They don't figure to shoot as poorly again at home, nor should the Cavaliers expect to have a 39-point advantage from behind the arc.

But previous year, James and Irving was enough.

No team has erased a 3-0 deficit in any series. The Cavs are in their third Finals with him.

"Cavs in 7! Cavs in 7!"

"He paved the way", KD said of LeBron going to South Beach. People emotionally invested in seeing LeBron fail because they falsely believe it makes their guy look better (these people love the "count the ringzzzzz" argument). But it's on hold and Golden State fans are holding their breath.

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"Those guys have been unbelievable", said Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

"That's what we always talk about, we all just want to have some fun but play disciplined", said Durant.

"There have been times throughout my career where I played teams that were just in the midst of something that can last for a long time".

LeBron James is not one to shy away from a challenge. Korver missed, Kevin Durant took the ball the other way and hit what would prove to be the game-winner. 3-0 isn't the new 3-1. "Draymond would switch on me with five fouls". However, a technical assessed to him in the first half was actually called on Warriors coach Steve Kerr, leading to the confusion. Players like Smith and Shumpert have little trade value. Pachulia could have been tossed, but was only given a technical as was Shumpert.

The Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Warriors trilogy has ultimately been a flop, because it has become obvious the Warriors are far better than the Cavs. The crowd at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland shuffled to the exits in disbelief.

And beyond their firepower, the Cavs did it on defense, holding the up-and-down Warriors without a single fast-break point.

The criticism is that LeBron should have shot rather than passed.

The Warriors aren't just looking for another championship.

Jordan's first title team in 1991 is one of three squads that went 15-2.

And although he's on the cusp of being swept in the Finals - for the second time - by a team unequalled in today's game, James isn't envious of the Warriors for building a super power in sneakers. And that was my barometer. "And so when we're all locked in and focused and playing aggressive, knowing that whoever has the ball will make a play, just try to keep it simple, something good's going to happen".

Despite LeBron James' claim that he has not been getting exhausted as the game progresses, his shooting percentages have dropped dramatically in the later stages of each Finals game. I'm pretty sure I remember Kobe Bryant passing to Derek Fisher or Robert Horry or Shaq in key moments.


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