sport news – Warriors beat Cavs to close in on second straight title
(Reuters) – The defending champion Golden State Warriors overcame a scorching begin by the Cleveland Cavaliers to earn a 110-102 victory on Wednesday and take a 3-Zero stranglehold on the best-of-seven NBA Finals.
Kevin Durant torched the Cavaliers with a game-high 43 factors because the Warriors overcame a 13-point, first-half deficit to shut in on their third NBA title in 4 seasons.
The groups had been locked in a decent battle for many of the second half and the result was up within the air till a Durant three-pointer from properly past the arc put the Warriors forward by six and all however sealed the sport with 50 seconds to play.
The Cavaliers, who had been powered by a 33-point efficiency from LeBron James, will now attempt to turn into the primary NBA staff to return again from a 3-Zero deficit and win a collection.
Golden State will get their first probability to shut out the collection on Friday in Cleveland.
Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Enhancing by Peter Rutherford