The Golden State Warriors have sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the NBA Finals as they took a 3-0 lead with a 110-102 win in Game 3.
Kevin Durant's 43 points were the third most scored by a Warriors' player in an NBA Finals game. Rick Barry holds the top two spots with 55 and 44 points respectively scored in the 1967 Finals.
Durant tops the list in our Finals player ratings for Game 3.
10- Kevin Durant
His dagger three to seal the game was worth the top spot alone. Durant was in a zone in Game 3 prompting LeBron to call him one of the best the league has ever seen.
LeBron James' answer for what the difference has been in the last two #NBAFinals hasn't changed: KD pic.twitter.com/QcMQtVYw9L- NBA TV (@NBATV) June 7, 2018
10 - LeBron James
There's really not much more LeBron could've done. He finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists - his 10th triple-double in the Finals which is now an NBA Finals record.
LeBron James is doing it all.- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 7, 2018
Tonight marks his 10th career NBA Finals triple-double. He's the first player ever with double-digit triple-doubles in the NBA Finals.
(Magic Johnson is 2nd with 8) pic.twitter.com/RL30vM21LW
7 - Kevin Love
Love was much better at home finishing with a double-double of 20 points, 13 boards. He shot the ball well from three-point range but disappeared in the fourth quarter when his team needed him most.
7 - Stephen Curry
Curry got into foul trouble early which prevented him from carrying over the rhythm he had in Game 2. 11 points, five rebounds and six assists on just 18.8% shooting from the field is a subpar performance by the two-time MVP's standard, but it's ok when you have the world's greatest scorer as a teammates.
7 - Klay Thompson
Thompson didn't have the greatest offensive output but his defence on multiple Cavaliers is what makes him such an invaluable piece to the Warriors' championship formula.
7 - Draymond Green
Green picked up another early technical foul but was pretty drama free after that.
7 - Andre Iguodala
His presence on the court makes the Warriors so dangerous and while he's not in prime shape and probably won't be before this series ends Game 3 showed the value of having Iggy's level-headedness on the floor when things broke down for the Dubs.
OH MY ANDRE!! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/dNqXwy8gC7- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 7, 2018
5- J.R. Smith
He showed signs in the first quarter of being able to come back to the party but it still doesn't look like he's recovered from his Game 1 mistake.
7- Rodney Hood
Credit Rodney Hood for staying ready to go after being stuck on the bench for the majority of the post-season. Hood's 15 points, six rebounds was a welcome sight to Cavs fans who have been hoping for more offence. His length also gives Ty Lue the ability to give Curry and Thompson different looks as well.
On an individual level, it was a satisfying performance for Rodney Hood in Game 3. But his mindset is focused solely on prolonging the @cavs' season in Game 4.#WhateverItTakes | #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/RCHyKkokL6- FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 7, 2018
6 - Tristan Thompson
Thompson's up-and-under layup was the highlight of the night for him. However, he's lacked the focus and energy that sparked his team in the time of need in the three previous series.