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    Rampage continues as Warriors down Cavs to close in on historic playoff sweep

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    Jun 8, 2017
    Kevin Durant goes 10 for 18 and finishes with 31 points for the Warriors. AP

    THE Golden State Warriors encountered stiffer resistance but managed to continue their postseason rampage, scoring a 118-113 victory over the Cavaliers in Game Three of the NBA Finals on Wednesday in Cleveland (Thursday, Manila time).

    The Warriors got outscored by 11 points, 22-33, in the third and trailed 89-94 lead entering the final frame.

    But Cleveland could not hold on in the endgame and the Warriors regained the lead on a Kevin Durant triple, 114-113, en route to their 15th straight win in the postseason.

    The Warriors look to complete a 16-0 postseason sweep in Game Four on Friday still in Ohio.

    As it is, Golden State has already posted the longest postseason run in US major sports, eclipsing the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 14 straight across the 1992-93 Stanley Cup playoffs.

    Kevin Durant continued to lead the way for the Warriors in the title series, scoring 31 points, pulling down eight rebounds and making four assists.

    Steph Curry had 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, while Klay Thompson scored 30.

    No other Golden State player scored in double figures, with Draymond Green delivering eight points.

    The Cavaliers could not stop the bleeding, even as LeBron James scored 39 points on 15 of 27 shooting in 46 minutes of action. He had 11 rebounds and was an assist shy of a triple-double.

    Kyrie Irving came up with 38 points, making 16 of 29 field goal attempts, but making none of his seven attempts from beyond the arc.

    JR Smith was the only other Cleveland player in double figures with 16 points as Kevin Love struggled, going 1 for 9 and finishing with nine points.

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    Kevin Durant goes 10 for 18 and finishes with 31 points for the Warriors. AP
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