On Wednesday, it was Kevin Durant’s turn.
His turn to crush the Cavaliers, to demoralize them after they’d done really all they could.
He was the one who put the rest of the Warriors on his narrow shoulders and vaulted them to a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals. He made his seemingly unguardable plays look effortless.
Golden State beat Cleveland, 110-102, behind 43 points from Durant. No other Warriors player scored more than 11 points. It is the second year in a row that the Warriors have opened the Finals by winning its first three games. Wednesday’s loss was Cleveland’s second home loss of this year’s playoffs, and first since the first round.
This wasn’t a game...