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Kendrick Perkins Flips Off Kevin Durant During Press Conference

Kendrick Perkins Flips Off Kevin Durant During Press Conference

The Cavaliers don't have answers for Durant or the Warriors motion, and this series is now all but over.

It might be time for the guys from Northern California to order some champagne from Napa Valley.

As the Golden State Warriors chase their third National Basketball Association championship in four years, the historic ramifications begin to take shape.

Kevin Durant will reportedly re-sign with the Warriors this summer, according to ESPN.

As always Durant stayed cool. "We want to come out here and play our best game and just respect the game". So I just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan.

"No, not at all", he said.

It's the closest thing to optimism Cleveland fans will find heading into what feels like a must-win Game 3 for James and the Cavaliers. "It was pretty reminiscent of previous year because it was nearly the same time in the game and hit an unbelievable shot".

The Warriors opened a door for the Cavaliers to win a game. "He's one of the best players that I've ever played against, that this league has ever seen".

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena.

He returned to the Cavaliers in 2014 vowing to end Cleveland's sports title drought, something he did by beating the Warriors in 2016 after 52 seasons since the 1964 NFL Browns won a title. Kevin Love swished a 3 on the first possession, J.R. Smith coolly sank one on the second, and the shots continued to rain - and slam - in.

The cards are stacked against LeBron James and the Cavaliers, with teams that have fallen behind 0-3 in the playoffs having never come back to win the series. LeBron James scored 51 points and Cleveland almost pulled off a miraculous win. He converted only three of his 16 attempts from the field - and one of 10 in 3-pointers - for 11 total points, and unlike Games 1 and 2, wasn't terribly effective attacking off the bounce.

Games 1 and 2 put ABC atop the ratings for last week. Even LeBron James can't keep himself from heaping a praise at the Warriors' lethal scorer.

Moments later, Durant delivered his dagger to silence Cleveland's crowd.

"It's a tie between MJ and Kob", Durant said. "The one he made (Wednesday) was about four or five feet behind the one he made a year ago". "He's an assassin and that was one of those assassin plays right there".

Including Wednesday, James has 6,888 career playoff points. "I just internalise it a little bit more as I get older than I did as a younger player".