Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

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They became the first team to triumph after falling into a 3-1 finals deficit when they beat the Warriors in seven games past year.

CLEVELAND - After LeBron James and Kyrie Irving saw a combined 77-point night wasted in a 118-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors to fall down 3-0 in the NBA Finals, James said the Warriors possess "probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career". "We're confident in him taking that shot every time". Now, he's giving that title to LeBron James, 32, of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers need to win Game 3 to have any shot at getting back into this series.

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After blowing a 3-1 NBA Finals lead last season, Warriors All-Star Draymond Green didn't just get mad: he took action. With two of the best shooters in the National Basketball Association in Durant and Curry, Golden State won a respectable 67 games in the regular season, including 15 in 16 games before the start of the playoffs. "He's been an incredible player in this league for a long time, and I think he's - he senses this is his time, his moment, his team. So even when you're playing well, you got to play like A plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays". "Tomorrow's another important opportunity for us and for myself, obviously, to continue the series", said James, who had a game-high 39 points in the game-three loss.

Kerr knew what James knew before this series began when he wanted to bring in more fire power: that Kyrie and Bron-Bron can't do it all.

Irving and James each played about 45 minutes on the court, leaving them worn out when it mattered most.

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Durant casually took the ball up the floor and dribbled straight into a three-point dagger over LeBron James - a shot Durant said post-game that he had been practising for his entire life.

The Warriors lead the NBA Finals, 3-0, with Game 4 Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland had looked like they might prevail during Wednesday's game when they led 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.

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"If we win the championship, I'm like 99 percent sure we don't get him", Green said. "And we definitely understand that and know that we got to come out ready to fight and just be ready for whatever, because they're going to throw everything at us". But then the Warriors scored the final 11 points to send the Cavaliers to their locker room - and the fans to the exits - in stunned silence. "It's what I think makes our team who we are". "This has been the best team in our league the last three years".

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