Kevin Durant, Cavs scrub had freaky 'f-k you' exchange


Cleveland also sank a Finals-record 24 3-pointers and shot a franchise postseason record 59.8 percent from the field in Game 4.

Game 1 of this series will be remembered by how Cleveland let it get away; the botched rebound by Smith to be forever played as one of those quintessential wish-you-had-it-back moments. It was undoubtedly one of the greatest performances in Finals history, one in which Durant put his team on his back. A verbal altercation ensued between the two before the formers teammates LeBron James and Tristan Thompson separated them. Only, Durant was at James' mercy on the scoreboard over and over.

He's doing so again in The Finals against the Warriors, almost triple-doubling in every game while trying to give his Cleveland Cavaliers a fighting chance in this series, who are now faced with a 3-0 deficit and at the brink of elimination.

The Warriors don't possess Durant's Bird Rights, because he has not played three seasons with them. But as Cavs coach Tyronn Lue replied in deadpan fashion before the game when asked who would be the night's key player, the answer - as it usually is - was James. This is the Warriors and Cavs' fourth showdown in the Finals, and it's looking like it will be the second one in a row that Golden State wins.

They're still peers in every sense. And as long as their core remains intact, we may continue to see them dominate the league unless another team pulls off some serious tricks in the arms race coming up this offseason. Only now, James has been at Durant's mercy on the scoreboard over and over.

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Wednesday's culprit was Kevin Durant, the superstar forward who signed with the Warriors before last season with the hope of creating a dynasty. His decision looks more prudent by the hour.

But over the last couple of days, some TV personalities have said that Durant is seriously considering other options.

But the Warriors rallied and were helped to a 110-102 win by 43 points from Kevin Durant, as the side took a 3-0 series lead. When he saw it was Kevin Durant, Perk saluted him - with two middle fingers raised high over his massive frame. "I mean, he's a victor".

So now, what is James' countermove? Maybe not even their worst one. The Cavs failed to make it a series, and now it is just about pride for the Cavs and the location of Golden State's postgame victory party.

"Yeah, I actually said the wrong thing", Green said. "Two guys that I think are a head above everybody else that's ever played the game".