Warriors on verge of sweeping Cavs in NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors survived an off shooting night by Stephen Curry on Wednesday to rally for a 110-102 Game 3 victory that puts them one win away from sweeping the Cavaliers and repeating as NBA champs.

They did so thanks to Kevin Durant, who scored a career playoff high 43 points, including a long 3-pointer in the game’s final minute that capped the victory. He also contributed 13 rebounds and seven assists.

Another victory Friday night in Cleveland will give the Warriors not only their second straight NBA championship, but also their third title in four years.

The cards are stacked against LeBron James and the Cavaliers, with teams that have fallen behind 0-3 in the playoffs having never come back to win the series.

James posted his 10th triple-double in the NBA Finals, scoring 33 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Kevin Love added 20 points and 13 rebounds while J.R. Smith had 13 points.

All five of the Warriors starters scored in double digits, although Curry’s 11 points came on 3-for-16 shooting, including 1-for-10 on 3-pointers. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and JaVale McGee each had 10 points.