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CLEVELAND - LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for the most 30-point games in National Basketball Association playoff history by scoring 33 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

Golden State, trying to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the third time in four years, leads the best-of-seven series, 3-0.

They overcame deficits of 17 and 15 points against Houston in the final two games of the Western Conference finals, the second of those on the Rockets' home floor. "The one he made (Wednesday) was about four or five feet behind the one he made previous year".

That gives Durant another forever-replayed moment - one that measures a little farther than last year's 3-pointer that helped the superstar forward win his first championship ring.

No other Warriors player scored over 11 points. "Some of those shots, I don't think anybody in the world can hit those but him".

"There is just a sense that we're all on the same team and nobody cares about whose team it is and all that stuff", Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday.

Cleveland made an early push to turn Game 3 into a blowout, but Durant's spectacular shot-making wouldn't let that happen.

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With Warriors guard Stephen Curry suffering a rare off-night, putting up a paltry 3-of-16 shooting, it looked like the Cavs might have a chance to breathe some life back into the series and they led by six at the half.

While his fellow All-Stars struggled, Kevin Durant thrived on the road with a dominant performance to lead the Warriors to a commanding 3-0 NBA Finals lead.

"I twisted it pretty good, but I'll be in the lineup on Friday", James said. The Cavaliers rolled the dice and put Rodney Hood into the series, and got 15 points from him. "I don't like the way, the mood that I'm in right now, knowing whatever". And then you've got a guy in Klay (Thompson) who could easily be on a team and carry a team, score 40 in a quarter before.

With Curry and Thompson non-factors much of the game, combining for 21 points on 7 for 27 combined shooting, Durant finished with a playoff career-best 43 points.

"I was definitely excited", said Durant, who tends to try and keep emotions to himself.

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