Kevin Durant dribbled up court with under a minute left in Game 3 against the Cavaliers, rose up from at least 30 feet — above what seemed to be two defenders — and drilled a dagger triple that gave the Warriors a six-point lead in a game Cleveland absolutely needed to have. The shot sucked the life out of a Cavaliers team that had strung together its best collective effort against Golden State in this year’s NBA Finals.
It was also eerily similar to what KD did to the Cavs last season. If you remember, it was Game 3 of last year’s NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State, and the Warriors were down two. Then Durant dribbled up-court, pulled up over LeBron James and drilled what became known as “the shot heard around the world.”
The Warriors took a 3-0 series lead last year, and even though the Cavaliers took Game 4, the Dubs won in five. It looks like the same result could be headed Golden State’s way this season.