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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (left) celebrates a basket with forward Kevin Durant in Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 3.

The Warriors have a 3-0 lead for the second straight year.

Well, while LeBron James and his hometown team are now down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, Brown believes there's still hope for the Cavs.

It was another dagger in the title hopes of Cleveland star LeBron James, who had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Kevin Love added 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

The 43 points Durant scored on 15-of-23 shooting - to go along with 13 rebounds and 7 assists - did not come on easy shots.

" I just felt like especially the way he was missing shots tonight, he was struggling to shoot the ball, and the confidence that he had to pull that one up, and just the momentum of the game just kind of turned in our favor at that point..."

Now Cleveland could be down to one final game with James, who recorded his 10th triple-double in the finals. We found a brazen one in Warriors territory who isn't afraid to fly his Cavs flag in the face of his team's long odds.

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As in, it's the only game the Cavaliers have won a couple of times.

Of all the games in this four-years-running Finals saga between the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, Game 3s have been Cleveland's best.

After an overtime opener loss James called one of the worst defeats of his career, the Cavaliers couldn't play Golden State as close, Curry and his teammates thwarting every threat. "I finally got Game 1 out of my head. It's a very tall task", LeBron James said about Golden State on the eve of Wednesday's Game 3. First, from Game 3 Wednesday night. When I wake up Friday morning I'll be locked in on the game plan of what needs to be done to help our team win. "But we've got to come out and got to play 48 minutes". Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games, 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games playing on two days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.

"Just for him, just as a person, to be healthy and be able to play in The Finals, I think that would mean a lot to him and give us an emotional boost as well", Curry said, aiming for the intangible stuff beyond the 7.9 points and.479 shooting he provided in the playoffs before his injury.

Kevin Durant with the cold-blooded step into it 3-pointer in the final seconds of the second quarter kept the Warriors within striking distance, 58-52, heading into the locker room. "They're going to make runs".

But with the outcome in the balance, Curry drained two crucial attempts in the closing three minutes - a stumbling layup and an enormous unguarded 3-pointer - as well as a dish to a cutting Draymond Green to polish off the Cavs with 25 seconds left.