With the Cavs down 103-100, Durant stood defiantly and nearly motionless after dropping his 33-footer - just a few feet from where he made one in Game 3 previous year - and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between two teams who have gotten to know each other well since 2015.
But it wasn't enough in a game where the Cavaliers just have to try to outscore the Warriors because they can't get stops.
The Warriors signed Durant as a free agent after losing to Cleveland 4-3 in the best-of-7 2016 NBA Finals.
They got the triple-double from James.
Moments later, Durant delivered his dagger to silence Cleveland's crowd.
Curry couldn't seem to miss in Game 2, including a memorable long three-pointer over Kevin Love as the shot clock expired late in the third quarter that the Cavaliers never seemed to recover from.
Fans who've already navigated construction today say arrive early, park further away, or just use public transportation. So they get a lot of the attention and the pressure. Any of them can have a bad game. According to Haynes, Iguodala sprinted full speed without pain, one of the prerequisites for head coach Steve Kerr to consider putting him on the court during the NBA Finals.
"Every opportunity we get to play more minutes together, we start to figure out a better chemistry", Curry said.
Curry set NBA Finals records for threes (nine) and attempts (17) and is averaging 31 points and 8.5 rebounds in the series.
The Cavaliers opened their biggest lead of the series at 13 points and maintained a double-digit advantage through much of the first two quarters, built mostly through the shooting of James and Smith and the rebounding of Kevin Love, who has quietly had a tremendous series.
And Durant worked them with cruel efficiency.
The Warriors are now 3.5 Las Vegas favorites to win the game.
The result was one of the greatest, most lethal, and most efficient Finals games in National Basketball Association history. JaVale McGee scored on a series of lay-ups, Curry started to find his shot and Durant kept pouring in bucket after bucket.
Golden State opponents expect that. The team said after the game that he's OK. He eventually took six threes, hitting just one, but he was carrying this team.
Durant posed uncharacteristically as he released the ball.
"That was wonderful what he did out there tonight", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters.
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However, she recently tweeted that she was "working hard" and "feeling great", but some believe that the FLOTUS didn't write it. She addressed them on Wednesday, tweeting: "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am & what I'm doing".
He was briefly tied for the lead Saturday until three-putt bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes, and he had to settle for a 68. Spain's Carlota Ciganda shot a three-under 69 to finish alone in third place, four strokes back of Kim and Ariya.
The riff was playful, but a bit awkward considering the event was to honor Gold Star families, who have lost loved ones at war. The White House had said gave no official reason for Melania Trump not going on this trip.
He went on to say that Syria was a sovereign state and it would cooperate with whoever it wished to counter terrorism. Assad told Russian TV Thursday that Syria had no Iranian troops on its soil. "The Americans should leave somehow".
These buttons can track users around the internet, as can some comment widgets, which Apple is also blocking in the update . The plans, which aim to improve digital well-being, include a new feature called Screen Time .
He said Washington would use its move on Tuesday to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese imports as a bargaining chip. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said then that the USA tariffs were suspended and the trade war "on hold".
They also present a major problem as they are non-renewable, thus exposing the environment to many toxins, including carcinogens. Biruta was speaking while closing the " Beat Plastic Pollution Walk" held in Kigali during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday.
Officials said the dead were so far all concentrated in three towns: El Rodeo, Alotenango and San Miguel los Lotes. One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday.
First quarter, 8:14, 15-6 Warriors: The Warriors are on fire, connecting on their first seven shot attempts of the game. Smith has missed more than half his shots in eight straight games - his longest such cold streak since November.
SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon
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The Economic Risks of Trump's Premature Tweeting
Coast Guard change-of-command ceremony, said the jobs data represented "yet one more historic milestone". But manufacturing jobs under President Trump are growing, by a lot, after declining under Barack Obama.
Judge orders privilege search to end by June 15
The FBI is still working to access two blackberries, as well as going through the contents of a shredding machine, lawyers said. Daniels has said the payment was meant to buy her silence about a sexual encounter she says she had with Trump in 2006.
Summit With North Korea Is Back On
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Anything they can put a jersey on, they've got a jersey on; statues, buildings, it's insane . "I think he embraces the challenge". The Golden Knights trailed 3-2 entering the final 20 minutes but couldn't net the equalizer despite a 15 shot barrage.
Russia, Ukraine blame each other for journalist killing
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Where is Melania Trump
Reporters turned to look at the spot he indicated, but there was no sign of the first lady. " She has always been independent". One particularly popular conspiracy theory started by Politico alleged that she left Washington D.C. and went to NY .