LeBron James: Cavaliers can't get comfortable in Finals

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But it's hard to see them winning even one outing on the evidence we've seen so far as the Warriors have taken all of their best shots and continue to come out on top.

The Cavaliers, who were powered by a 33-point performance from LeBron James, will now try to become the first National Basketball Association team to come back from a 3-0 deficit and win a series. He also wanted his team to be more physical than they were in the two games played on Golden State's floor to start the series.

That's despite LeBron James doing all he can to will Cleveland every night.

The Warriors won despite a 3-of-16 shooting performance from Stephen Curry, who did come up big down the stretch as the Cavs were trying to salvage their season. "But his one-on one ability really saved them again tonight".

The four-time MVP added he does not get caught up in claims there is too much pressure on him to lead the Cavs to success.

Durant scored 24 in the first half, when the Warriors attempted 13 free throws to zero for the Cavs, a disparity that induced further wrath on the officials from Cleveland fans still stinging from the now infamous reversed call in Game 1.

Dribbling near the foul lane, he used a head fake on McGee before stepping past the Warriors center.

James leaped into the air, grabbed his own rebound and slammed the ball into the cylinder for a massive dunk as the home crowd erupted.

The Warriors had other plans.

James has hit the 30-point mark 110 times out of the 238 career playoff games he has suited up. Klay Thompson played in his NBA-high 390th game over the last four seasons. Green is second with 387, while James is third at 381. Including Wednesday, James has 6,888 career playoff points. Only Derek Fisher (259), Tim Duncan (251) and Robert Horry (244) have made most postseason appearances.

The teams were locked in a tight battle for most of the second half and the outcome was up in the air until a Durant three-pointer from well beyond the arc put the Warriors ahead by six and all but sealed the game with 50 seconds to play. After the game, LeBron was speaking to reports when he said that "the odds have been stacked against me since I was 5 years old".

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