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His Golden State Warriors are one victory away from winning the National Basketball Association title over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third time in four years.

Durant also hit a go-ahead three-pointer in the finals past year against Cleveland with 45 seconds remaining.

James had yet another triple double with 33 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds, and Cleveland saw terrific games from Kevin Love (20 points) and Rodney Hood (15), but in the end, it wasn't enough.

"That's why they've retooled this team", the Cleveland Cavaliers star said when asked about Kevin Durant's presence more than covering for Curry's 3-for-16 shooting display, including 1-for-10 from 3-point territory.

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"That was wonderful what he did out there", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

The Cavs led 14-4 with 7:57 left in the first quarter, a complete flip from Game 2 when the Warriors jumped to a 15-6 lead with 8:12 left in the first quarter. "You can't have miscommunication, you can't have flaws ... because they're going to make you pay". In Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night in Cleveland, Durant made his case - and it was a convincing one.

"This is the beauty of this team and the luxury that we have of having multiple big-time scorers", Kerr said, with the Warriors back in Cleveland for game four on Friday.

Which brings us to another trained eye, that of Durant, who points out Green's intangible value.

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Speaking of KD, he had arguably the best game of his career, dropping 43 points on 15-of-23 shooting along with 13 rebounds and seven assists, including a dagger from nearly the exact same spot as the one he hit in Game 3 a year ago. In the meantime, James said "every player does not want to - sad to say, but every player doesn't want to compete for a championship and be in a position where every possession is pressure".

Stephen Curry asserted his dominance and stranglehold on the NBA Final MVP award by taking a record-breaking 17 threes in Game 2 and hitting a record 9 of them. I just internalize it a little bit as I get older a little bit more than I did as a younger player.

But the Warriors fought back into it, with Durant hitting a variety of impossible-to-defend jumpers, and it was a one-point game with six minutes to go. 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.

"When you're down like this in a deficit like this, versus a team like this, there is no good feeling". "Two years together, two seasons together, I think we have figured out a good balance".

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