He's not conceding. But he is clearly tipping his cap to the Warriors, his nemesis in each of the last four Junes and a team that's one win shy of beating him in three of those series. Or they win at home and send it back to somebody else's floor and win in a Game 7.
The Warriors star blew the Cleveland Cavaliers away in OH, scoring 43 points and recording 13 rebounds to secure a 110-102 victory and a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.
The ClevelandCavaliers had their chance to make this series somewhat interesting in game three but ran out of gas in the second half. LeBron James heaped praise on the Warriors' efficiency after the game, comparing the National Basketball Association powerhouse to the New England Patriots, who routinely dominate the NFL thanks to their discipline and attention to detail.
In the first two Finals meetings between these two teams, if the Cavaliers had held Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to 21 combined points, they'd have been planning on evening the series on Friday after a Game 3 win on Wednesday. Curry never established a rhythm against the intensified Cleveland pressure.
The continuation of course for the 110-102 primetime match-up comes from previous year when LeBron James and crew were also denied a victory by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the GSW in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals after suffering two back-to-back losses. Thompson struggled as well, though he came alive for a couple of key buckets in the third quarter.
Curry finished with 11 points on three-of-16 shooting, while he was one-for-10 from three-point range. Do not forget that James and the Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 series deficit over the Warriors to win the 2016 National Basketball Association title.
It was a sense of deja vu as the reigning Finals MVP produced a similarly dominant performance in Game 3 of last year's Finals too.
Iguodala is averaging 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in this postseason.
The much-maligned supporting cast for Cleveland made meaningful contributions Wednesday night. They seemed to have full control even though a majority of the first half was a close game.
It was another dagger in the title hopes of Cleveland star LeBron James, who had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Kevin Love added 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers. At home, he set up his teammates slightly more but posted similar stats of 27.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game.
"It's tough because that is what you pray for, [Curry and Thompson] missing like that", Cavs guard JR Smith said. But as Cavs coach Tyronn Lue replied in deadpan fashion before the game when asked who would be the night's key player, the answer - as it usually is - was James.
Bernd Leno was the goalkeeper to miss out, while defender Jonathan Tah and forward Nils Petersen were also dropped from the squad. Sane must be gutted, as was Donovan in 2014, but at least the former USMNT star was able to have some fun at his own expense.
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I think probably in certain ways, yes, and I agree with those arguments; and then also I agree with arguments where it's no. I have given tennis so much, and tennis has actually given me a lot, and I couldn't be more grateful", Williams said.
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Why I’m not afraid of the Golden State Warriors
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LeBron James -- Faith in Cleveland Cavaliers shaken midseason
The Golden State Warriors pose with the Western Conference trophy after defeating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 on May 28, 2018. JAMES' SHOT: James isn't ready to make any bold predictions about how great he might be in his eighth straight Finals .