Damian Lillard topped his own franchise, scoring high against the Golden State Warriors. He also established a team best with 11 three-pointers.
The Golden State Warriors are battered and injured, but they will play another game in the NBA Finals.
The Toronto Raptors showcased their strength in depth that undermanned Golden State could not match, taking full advantage of their status as the deeper and healthier team in the NBA Finals.
The Golden State Warriors became the NBA's first back-to-back champion since 2013 as they claimed their third title in four years.
Golden State's Kevin Durant scored 43 points as the Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With the score in the best-of-seven finals now at 3-0, the Cavs will need to dig deep to avoid a sweep.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 59 points in a wire-to-wire victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers that puts the defending champion Golden State Warriors just two wins away from their third NBA championship in four years.
LeBron James was a one-man team at times in Thursday's opening game in the best of seven NBA Finals. Golden State were a team throughout. And that could be the difference in this year's finals, unless Cleveland find a more balanced game.
The Golden State Warriors meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of the NBA championship series on Thursday. The same two teams met in the previous three finals, with Golden State winning the title in 2015 and 2017, and Cleveland in 2016.
The Golden State Warriors regained the NBA title from the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 129-120 victory in game five of the best-of-seven series.
The internet didn't waste any time before reacting to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry becoming the first NBA player in history to be unanimously chosen as Most Valuable Player.
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