However, without progress, Kevin Durant, but with another starry performance by point-keeper Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors they won this Saturday Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 and they were 3-0 in the final of the Western Conference NBA.
The current champion was one victory away from sealing their passage in the final, where they hope to have Durant, their best scorer, who is injured, in addition to post DeMarkus cousins, also in the recovery phase.
Kari, who started the game with an average score of 35.3 in the series, finished with a staggering 36 points, 18 of them six trips, also adding six rebounds and three assists.
The star driver was not alone in the attack, because forward Forward Green ended with a "threefold double" of 20 cards, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
The fourth match will be on Monday, again in Portland, where defenders of the champions can complete the match.
Winners on the track are on the verge of the abyss: Out of 135 occasions in which the NBA team was spotted in the series for the best of the seven games, no one managed to overcome, and only three times forced the seventh game.
In the last competition, Drimond Green scored a superior basket and Andre Iguodala ended the triple attempt by Lyard to avoid extra time in the second game that Golden State Warriors won with 114-111. Portland Trail Blazers.
The victory allowed Warriors to take the lead of 2-0 in a series of the best of seven, and the tie moves to the Portland Fashion Center, where they will play the third and fourth games this Saturday and Monday.
Iguodala, who did not have the best match in the attack, returned to play an excellent defense and to be decisive in the Warriors triumph to star in a key action, as it was in the absence of 4.3 seconds to the end, purely took the ball from Liard in his attempt to find the triple that forced the extension.
Before Green had achieved a basket with which the Warriors assured the advantage of being the final and will end with a return of 15 points to a disadvantage that had to be rested (50-65).
Green completed the game as the most complete player of the Warriors by securing double twice as many as 16 points, 10 rebounds – all defensive, seven assists and no less than five blocks.
While the base, Steven Curry finished as the leading goalkeeper of the Warriors with 37 points, including four triples with 14 attempts, eight rebounds and eight assists.
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