Andre Iguodala hobbles to locker room before halftime

Why a superstar’s NBA Finals masterpiece just got ignored

The defending champion Golden State Warriors overcame a hot start by the Cleveland Cavaliers to earn a 110-102 victory on Wednesday and take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven NBA Finals.

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers in Golden State's Game 2 win, and the Warriors, who live by a "Strength In Numbers" slogan, could get back forward Andre Iguodala for Game 3.

With the Cavs down 103-100, Durant stood defiantly and nearly motionless after dropping his 33-footer - nearly from the same spot from where he hit one in Game 3 a year ago - and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between two teams who have gotten to know each other well since 2015.

For as spectacular as LeBron James has been in the first two games, his Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 largely because the Warriors' supporting cast members like Livingston and McGee - journeymen of sorts - are soundly outplaying their Cavs' counterparts.

Iguodala, 34, averaged 6.0 points, 3.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game during the regular season. "I don't know how many minutes he'll be able to play, but he's been feeling pretty good the last two days".

Now Cleveland could be down to one final game with James, who recorded his 10th triple-double in the finals.

Now, Durant and the Warriors have a chance to sweep the Cavs with a win this Friday. But they fail to realize the level of performance demanded of him during these games.

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Kevin Durant torched the Cavaliers with a playoff-career high 43 points as the Warriors overcame a 13-point, first-half deficit to close in on their third National Basketball Association title in four seasons.

With just under one minute to play, the Warriors were clinging to a three-point lead in what had been an exciting, back and forth game.

Durant was dominant from the jump as he was essentially the only reason the game was close in the first half, scoring 24 of his 43 on 7-of-11 shooting before the break. For those curious, LeBron James is priced at +800. An awkward layup followed by his first and only 3 of the game to shift the momentum to the Warriors side - and one they rode to the finish line. "He's one of the best players that I've ever played against that this league has ever seen". There's no, like, OK, you're down 2-0 and you feel better than when you're down 2-0 before. Curry's backcourt partner Klay Thompson was just as chilly.

There are nights when the Warriors win by the grace of their fluid offensive scheme, and others when they rely on the singular exploits of Kevin Durant.

The Warriors have an impressive 9-1 record in their last 10 home games. But third quarters have kind of been our Achilles heel all year.

For the Warriors, Curry and Thompson had only a combined 21 points on a combined 7-of-27 shooting and a 3-of-15 mark from three-point range. "I didn't want to run there and shoot a bad shot, fall on the ground and they got numbers going the other way so I chose to pull up".

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