Fri, Jun 9, 9:21am by Head Editor
Warriors @ Cavs, Game 4, Quicken Loans Arena, Saturday June 10, 11:05am AEST
The series looked alive with three minutes on the clock in Game 3, before Kevin Durant and Steph Curry combined for 11 unanswered points to steal victory for the Warriors, which sees them just one win away from getting their hands on the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
The look on LeBron James’ face when time ran out was “what more do we have to do to beat these guys?”. He finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Kyrie Irving had one of the best games of his career, scoring 38 points.
Despite this, they couldn’t hang on against a team that is proving to be a class-above the rest. The bookies have the juggernaut that is Golden State at $1.41 to sweep the Cavaliers, who are $3 to send the series back to Oakland, the line is at six points, which is one higher than the final margin was on Thursday (AEST).
The 113-107 win sees the Warriors extend their post-season record to an incredible 15-0 and means they now own the longest postseason winning streak in the history of the four major American sports.
Kevin Durant finished with 31 points, and had one of my favourites quotes of not only this series, but any series, when asked about the 3-pointer that he nailed with 45 seconds on the clock that gave his club the lead for the first time in the fourth quarter.
“I’ve been working on that shot my whole life,” he said.
Durant had plenty of help, Klay Thompson had his best game of the Finals, finishing with 30 points, while Steph Curry had 26. Of Golden State’s 16 three-pointers, that trio combined for all but one.
The ‘Dubs’ moved in from $1.07 to $1.01 for the Championship, while Cleveland drifted from $8.50 to $9 following the stunning end to Thursday’s game. The Cavs had Game 3 under control but it all fell apart in the last three minutes, this one will be hard to get up for, and as sad as it is, this is the end of the NBA season.
Suggested Bet: Warriors to win by 1-10 points: $2.62
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