Golden State one win away from National Basketball Association glory after downing Cavs again

That's a bold statement considering James has played in the last seven NBA Finals and eight of the last 11, and is averaging 32 points, 12.3 rebounds and 10.3 assists in the first three games of this series.

LeBron James is not one to shy away from a challenge. The free throws that sealed the deal. He scored 39 points, hauled in 11 rebounds, dished nine assists while logging one steak and one block to boot.

The only 2001 playoff loss by the Lakers came in the first game of the finals against Philadelphia.

The Warriors missed four of their first six shots.

It was Cleveland's first lead at the end of any quarter in this series.

Game 4 has started in Cleveland.

The Warriors lead the best-of-seven NBA Finals 3-0 entering game four Friday at Cleveland and have won 15 consecutive playoff games, the longest streak in North American major pro sports history.

During the playoffs, most of Golden State's wins have not been close. In the summer of 2010, following another disappointing playoff exit, LeBron bailed on Cleveland to take his talents to South Beach and join perennial All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. When they met last summer in NY to discuss the biggest decision of his career, neither side even focused on winning titles.

"Hey, you know you can lose one", Beckham yelled out. "So even when you're playing well, you've got to play like A-plus-plus". Iguodala and James were not asked about the altercation in postgame interviews, according to

That is, except for a massive image of the Larry O'Brien Trophy, prominently displayed on the middle of the floor. Maybe the best, though that'll be debated ad nauseam from here, as the Warriors try to complete a historic postseason sweep -16 wins without a defeat - Friday night here in Cleveland. Part of the ticket money is going to charity. Green remained in the game. The game is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App. Golden State won 118-113.

It's a tough balance, but the Cavaliers need to do something to extend the Finals. They won a championship, and past year it was the greatest regular-season team we had played, probably one of the best postseason teams that everybody's ever seen as well, but we were just able to overcome that.

The Warriors thought they were carving out their place in history when they set a record with 73 wins last season. Teams are 0-126 in the same situation. I mean, guys are loving the game, our fans love the game.

Jefferson said the Cavs are not guaranteeing four victories in a row.

"We knew how good he was, but just how clutch he's been, how many big shots he's hit for us", Kerr said of the little extra he has seen. I mean, who am I to say if it's fair or not?

They would become the first National Basketball Association squad to make an unbeaten playoff charge to the crown by winning Friday. He never got back to the Finals with the Thunder, and when he was finally ready to consider looking elsewhere, the Warriors offered him exactly what he wanted to hear when they sat down in the Hamptons and talked about where the former scoring champion fit in a lineup with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

"Even when you're playing well, you got to play A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays". The guys in the 50s would've destroyed everybody.

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