MANILA, Philippines – Golden State clearly boasts all the tools to win another NBA championship. And Cleveland, despite LeBron James' monster numbers, now faces a win-or-go-home scenario.
Kevin Durant and the Warriors shoot for a Finals sweep in Game 4 of the best-of-7 series, but the Cavs still hope to dig themselves out of a 0-3 hole and work from there.
The embattled Cavs crumbled in Game 3, letting Durant drop 43 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists on their home floor, including a long dagger triple from the same spot that also buried them last year.
This solo eruption turned out to be enough for the Warriors to escape with a 110-102 win as Steph Curry struggled with 11 points on a 1-of-10 shooting from downtown.
Meanwhile, like in the two prior games, James threw everything, including the kitchen sink, in a 33-point, 10-rebound, 11-assist triple-double, but it just wasn't enough.
Kevin Love also had his 3rd straight 20-10 game with 20 points and 13 boards. Rodney Hood also came back from the dead and chipped in 15 points and 6 boards off the bench.
But if the Cavaliers want James to remain with the wine and gold, they'll need to pour out everything in Game 4 and work their way up from there.
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