Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of NBA title

Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of NBA title
By Reuters

08/06/2017 at 05:57Updated 08/06/2017 at 05:59

CLEVELAND, June 7 (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the NBA Finals and move to within one game of an unprecedented perfect run through the playoffs.

Kevin Durant scored a team-high 31 points for the Warriors, who improved to 15-0 in the postseason and will get a chance on Friday in Cleveland to become the first team to go unbeaten all the way to a title.

The Cavaliers had looked like they might pull out the victory when they led by six points with about three minutes to play but the Warriors went on an impressive 11-0 run the rest of the way to silence what had been a raucous crowd.

LeBron James led the way for Cleveland with 39 points. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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