2018 NBA Finals Match Highlights:
- GSW won 110-102
- Durant scored 43 points
- GSW are a win away from the title
Playing on home turf failed to change the fortunes of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors continued their fine run in the finals away from home as well as a Kevin Durant are-inspiring performance saw them edge closer to the title. They won 110-102 after Durant scored an all-time high 43 points for himself in the playoff to help the GSW take a 3-0 lead in the 7 match series.
In the 2018 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers started the match in the best way possible for them, taking a 10 point lead going into the first timeout of the match. LeBron James’ awe-dropping dunk which saw him pass the ball to himself before finding the basket set the tone for the home crowd and his team, getting everyone up to their feet and cheering their side on louder than ever to script a come-back in the series with a win on the night. Unfortunately the first quarter was the only high point for the hosts. The introduction of Kevin Durant into the game by GSW changed the entire complexion of the match. Durant changed things for the visitors from the off go, launching a counter-attack that was so quick and fast that the Cavaliers were caught off guard. Such was Durant’s impact on the night that he took the Warriors single-handedly just one game away from the series.
The match showed why the Cavaliers have struggled so badly against the Warriors in the last couple of years. While they rely heavily on LeBron James, even his 30 point game and triple could not save them on the night. This is a clear indication of the lack in the quality of players and team strength that has seen a gulf in class develop between both the sides. Despite Curry scoring just one three pointer for the visitors, Durant and Green stepped up to cover for Curry’s absence from the game to show strength in nations. The fourth game of 2018 NBA Finals on Saturday morning could prove the final seal on the series and also LeBron James’ career as a Cavaliers player.