Warriors go for historic NBA Finals sweep

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The Golden State Warriors will attempt to become the first team in NBA history to go undefeated throughout the NBA Playoffs.

This term they have become the first team from the United States' four major professional sports leagues - the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL - to win 15 successive post-season games.

CLEVELAND - After LeBron James and Kyrie Irving saw a combined 77-point night wasted in a 118-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors to fall down 3-0 in the NBA Finals, James said the Warriors possess "probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career". "(I) just stayed in front of him and luckily he missed the shot". What James and Irving do is get buckets late with the game on the line and win Cleveland games.

No team has ever recovered from the 3-0 deficit facing the Cavaliers this year.

And with a victory in Game 4 on Friday night, Golden State can exorcise those haunting demons from last June when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers.

"I've been working on that shot my whole life", said Durant, who has averaged 34 points through the first three games of the series. They also had 10 assists, tied for their most in a quarter this postseason.?Overall, the 154 points between the teams marked the highest-scoring half in Finals history.

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James knows his team have to play a ideal game on Friday or else they will be on the wrong end of a historic playoff run.

James collected 39 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists, and Kyrie Irving added 38 points - and still, it was not enough. "He took over. You can tell he knows this is his moment". So we have to play better and think about what's next, and that's the goal in front of us, is winning that 16th game. Klay Thompson scored 30 points for Golden State, and Stephen Curry had 26 points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Durant made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to give the Warriors the lead. They don't want the Warriors celebrating on their home court for the second time in three years - although they partied last year on the Warriors' floor.

"I said after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", he said.

"It's kind of a situation where if you don't get the ball and you get a foul, I'm the worst player in the series, so it took a little from Kevin Durant".

But until the Cavs did it a year ago, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. "So we won't be exhausted because we got adrenaline on our side and we got to act like this is a do-or-die situation", Thompson said.

The Warriors had history at their fingertips when they faced the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals last season.

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