Warriors beat Cavs to close in on second straight title

Warriors guard Stephen Curry

James asks if the Cavs had a timeout left. But they fail to realize the level of performance demanded of him during these games.

ReutersGolden State forward Andre Iguodala completed an individual workout pain-free on Saturday and is close to being cleared to return for the NBA Finals, ESPN's Chris Haynes reported Monday. "I think that we fought very hard".

We'll examine all of that below.

The next two days will be angst-laden for Cleveland, though hardly anyone should be fretting the outcome of this series.

Love controlled the glass, gobbling up 10 boards in the first half alone and finished with 13 rebounds, and cleverly moved off the ball to find ample opportunities as a pressure release valve as the Warriors' defenders converged in the paint.

Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night.

The motto throughout the playoffs for the Cavaliers has been "Whatever It Takes" to survive, advance and win a title.

The Warriors could become the 14th team to win the first three games of the NBA Finals. Klay Thompson played in his NBA-high 390th game over the last four seasons.

Cavaliers: Kyle Korver continued to struggle.

The Cavs could also have another scoring threat added to the rotation. Hood responded with 15 points and six rebounds. If Durant by himself is firing on all cylinders, the Warriors are still too much for any team to handle.

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Stephen Curry is now the odds-on favorite to capture series MVP honors at minus-300, per OddsShark.

LeBron James scored 33 points and Kevin Love 20 for the Cavs, who have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged.

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But the Warriors grabbed their first lead of the game during a 17-6 run to start the third quarter, setting the stage for a tense finish to a game that saw 11 lead changes.

And if he scores 30 in Game 3 - or any postseason game for the rest of his career - he will break a tie with Michael Jordan for the most 30-point playoff games in league history.

The Cavs' big man, who has been targeted defensively by the Warriors over the course of the rivalry, was relentless in the first half. It's not just about choosing between Curry, Durant and Klay Thompson at the offensive end; it's also potentially having Iguodala, Durant and Draymond Green to throw at LeBron the other way.

Maybe it's an unwritten rule among analysts and fans, but doesn't it seem like you have to give James at least a game in any series?

Is it over? Does Cleveland still have a chance? It was awarded to Durant a year ago and Andre Iguodala in 2015.

Dallas would have to take on the bad J.R. contract and the not as awful Jordan Clarkson contract, but would get two picks in the lottery this year, which would give them the chance to pair a Bamba/Jackson with a Porter/Bridges (either one).

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