For the second straight Finals, Kevin Durant put forth an unbelievable performance in Game 3 on the road in Cleveland to lift the Warriors to a win and give them a stranglehold on the series.
James finished with 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but he seemed exhausted by the end of the game, had little second half help and the Cavs became the first team in NBA history to go down 3-0 in back-to-back NBA Finals.
LeBron James made a great play in the first half, throwing the ball of the glass to himself for a massive two-handed dunk.
The Cavaliers took a gamble by playing Hood - who had barely played against Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals or in their first two Finals games - in place of the cold-shooting Jordan Clarkson, and Hood, for the most part, paid dividends.
As Durant entered the Warriors' team hotel in the early hours of Thursday morning, he was greeted by the cheers of several adoring Golden State fans.
Nadal's set streak ended by Schwartzman as rain halts clash
However, when the players came back on after a delay of nearly an hour Nadal immediately broke back to level the second set. It will be followed by the all-American matchup between Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens.
In Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night in Cleveland, Durant made his case - and it was a convincing one.
"Andre helps us in every regard, " Golden State coach Steve Kerr said before the game.
Meanwhile, the Warriors were off. Curry and Thompson continually drew iron with their jump shots, combining for seven points on 3-of-15 shooting with just one 3-pointer between them in the first half.
He took close to $10 million less than what he could have earned on a max salary a year ago.
"For me, tonight will be tough", James said.
They lead the final series 3-0, and no side in history have come back from such a deficit.
Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors, NBA Finals Game Three
The Cavaliers are 8-1 at home in this year's playoffs, losing only in their first-round opener against Indiana. It's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers just happened to be on the wrong end of it. He's now about to be a two-time champion because he went to Golden State.
Harris was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers and played with the team between 2014 and 2016, making the NBA Finals in his rookie season. "I don't like the way, the mood that I'm in right now, knowing whatever". We know throughout the course of a 48-minute game, there are going to be plays where it was miscue here or a miscue there.
Durant had 24 points and eight rebounds in the first half while the Warriors' other four starters made a combined 5-of-20 from the floor for only 13 first-half points and Cleveland enjoyed a 28-16 first-half rebounding edge.
Even though Green is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, his overall influence on a game sometimes gets lost.
I selfishly was hoping Durant would leave.
Bumblebee Trailer Takes Transformers Into a New Era
Since 2007, Hollywood's one, true vision for Hasbro's Transformers has been led by a single creator: Michael Bay . Heading to cinemas this Christmas, the movie, as its name suggests, focuses on the Autobot character Bumblebee .