Thursday, June 8, 2017

NBA Finals: Warriors one win away from title

The Golden State Warriors rallied late for a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday to grab a commanding 3-0 NBA Finals lead and move within one game of postseason perfection.

      The Warriors had trailed the defending champions for much of the second half but used a late surge to secure a 15th straight win, the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports.
Cleveland had looked like they might prevail when they were ahead by six points with three minutes to play but Kevin Durant led the Warriors on an impressive 11-0 run to close out the game.
“Obviously K.D. made some huge plays down the stretch,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. “It wasn’t our smartest game that we have played all year, but it was maybe our toughest in terms of our ability to just hang in there.”
Durant scored a team-high 31 points for the…

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