The Cavs led 14-4 with 7:57 left in the first quarter, a complete flip from Game 2 when the Warriors jumped to a 15-6 lead with 8:12 left in the first quarter.
Curry was coming off a Game 2 in which he hit a Finals-record nine 3-pointers en route to 33 points.
As Durant entered the Warriors' team hotel in the early hours of Thursday morning, he was greeted by the cheers of several adoring Golden State fans.
It might not have been a carbon copy of the 2017 shot, but it could have similar effects; Durant is now one win away from a second straight title and possibly his second straight Finals MVP.
In Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night in Cleveland, Durant made his case - and it was a convincing one. "Some of those shots, I don't think anybody in the world but him could have made those shots".
"It wasn't just the number of points", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. Durant was the only Warrior to eclipse 11 points, as point guard Steph Curry shot 3 of 16 from the field and shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 10 just points.
"I mean, you guys ask me what is the difference between the Warriors - you guys asked me this last year, what was the difference between the Warriors the previous year and this year, and what was my answer?" James had 51 points, eight assists and eight rebounds in the loss, a performance he likely won't be able to replicate again.
However, after having just four points through three quarters, Curry hit a pivotal three to put his side up four with under two minutes to go.
This is the fourth consecutive year (since 2015) that these two teams are playing in the NBA Finals.
James led the Cavaliers with 33 points.
Things quickly went in Golden State's favor after that, though, as the Warriors opened the third with a 17-6 run to take their first lead of the game. However, he turned the ball over five times in each game.
After adding wing players like Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood, as well as GM Koby Altman saying they wanted to get more minutes for rookie Cedi Osman, the excuse was that there weren't enough minutes for Wade in Cleveland.
"It's a different game, different season", Durant said. Players not named LeBron James were contributing, and it was a single-possession game down the stretch.
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The move follows a USA decision to impose tariffs on imports of Mexican steel and aluminum purchases, which took effect on Friday. Mexico had signaled last week that it meant to retaliate against the United States steel and aluminum tariffs.
Almost 20,000 screaming Cavs supporters won't hurt Cleveland's cause, either. "It's been a tough series for Kyle", Love said. Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated, Iguodala is listed as questionable with a leg injury. "First year, it was 1-1", Kerr said.
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President Dwight Eisenhower leaked jobs reports ahead of time, just before Election Day in 1954, 1956 and 1958, wrote Nutting. His tweet came in an hour before the jobs report was officially released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rather than settle in his isolation possessions, Durant looked to make plays when he encountered resistance in the half court. Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 boards for the cold-shooting Cavs, who will now try to gain some momentum back home.
The victor of Thursday's semi-final will also decide the world number one spot which Muguruza held for four weeks past year . Muguruza, who is 3-1 against the No. 1-seeded Halep in her career, has never squared off with her in a Grand Slam.
The FBI is still working to access two blackberries, as well as going through the contents of a shredding machine, lawyers said. He said this was "very surprising and disturbing to me" as an attorney for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd L) holds talks with North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol (2nd R) in NY , on May 31, 2018. The US wants complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and Trump said that Kim is committed to that goal, too .
Warriors' Iguodala expected to play in Game 3
James was fouled while scoring after Cleveland didn't attempt a free throw in the first half, when it led by as many as 13 points. Durant also is confident the battle-tested Warriors will be ready to play the next two games in a less-than-welcoming venue.
Melania Trump attends first official event in 24 days
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Conte and cabinet sworn in at Quirinale Palace
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Apple reveals iOS 12 - The big upgrades
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Syrian FM says United States troops must leave country
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