And it still wasn't enough. Golden State rallied to top Cleveland 110-102 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the finals, with a chance to clinch their second straight championship Friday when this series resumes.
"We definitely have to win tonight", said Brown. "If we win tonight, then we knot it up at 2-2. So we know he's very capable of coming in and being productive". Cleveland is expected to put Rodney Hood back into the rotation despite his postseason 15 percent shooting from downtown. He averaged six points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the regular season.
"I was just sitting there and he landed on my leg", Perkins said of the incident.
"Incredible, even by his standards", Love said. But we should probably go back to Kevin Durant, shouldn't we? They led by 13 in the first half. JaVale McGee scored on a series of lay-ups, Curry started to find his shot and Durant kept pouring in bucket after bucket.
Now Cleveland could be down to one final game with James, who recorded his 10th triple-double in the finals.
One of the team's best defenders, Iguodala has missed six straight games with a left knee injury suffered in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Did the Dubs simply do what they were supposed to while holding serve, or did they survive the Cavs' most powerful punch and erase all hope of this becoming a competitive series? "I think being able to play off of each other definitely helps".
"There's going to be nights like this for all of them". That's what this team does. In NBA playoff history, teams down 3-0 are 0-131.
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As the Golden State Warriors chase their third National Basketball Association championship in four years, the historic ramifications begin to take shape.
"I mean, I just love that support from my teammates, and I think we all just support each other in a real childlike approach to the game".
But a lot of the angst won't be about the Warriors, it will be about James.
And he is facing the strong possibility of exiting Cleveland off the back of a third NBA Finals defeat in four years, if he decides to leave. He was 2-2 in four trips to the NBA Finals with Miami. He may be leading the Finals MVP race despite his Cavs facing a 2-0 deficit.
But Smith claims the Warriors believe James will leave Cleveland. Game three looks to be a big determination on where the series goes.
"To know where I come from, small city 35 miles south of here, and to hear I'm in the same category or talked about and jumping these greats in the playoffs, it's pretty cool", James said. "Tomorrow I'll replay some plays and some moments, things of that nature".
Both teams battled through a tight one-possession game throughout most of the fourth, exchanging leads but also missing several shots that could have proved difference-making for either side.