Warriors up 3-0 in NBA Finals

LeBron James has great response on if guarding Kevin Durant tired him out

LeBron James has great response on if guarding Kevin Durant tired him out

This season, it was Golden State taking a 3-0 lead with a 118-113 victory.

The Warriors had trailed the defending champions for much of the second half but used a late surge to secure a 15th straight win, the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports.

LeBron James was lost for words Wednesday after his Cleveland Cavaliers gave up a 3-0 lead in the 2017 NBA Finals to the red-hot Golden State Warriors.

But Cleveland's LeBron James admitted his side would have to play a flawless game on Friday to avoid being on the wrong side of a new landmark.

"Even when you're playing well, you've got to play like A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs, they're going to make shots and they've got guys who are going to make plays".

After the 118-113 defeat, James conceded that the Warriors boast of the "most firepower" he has ever seen during his illustrious National Basketball Association career.

"All I was looking at was the bottom of the net", Durant said. But those efforts didn't prove enough as the Warriors kept chipping away before their final quarter explosion. "It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career", said James. I've played against some great teams, but I don't think any other team has had this type of firepower.

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

James, who collapsed to the floor after running head-first into the shoulder of team-mate Tristan Thompson in the first quarter, led the way for Cleveland with 39 points while the impressive Kyrie Irving added 38.