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LeBron James compares Warriors to Patriots and praises Kevin Durant

Speaking to the degree of difficulty in beating Golden State, James is averaging 37.7 points, 10.7 assists, and nine rebounds and shooting 52.5% these Finals - all losses.


Kahron Spearman


LeBron James had a lot of praise for Kevin Durant, who finished with a game-high 43 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

 

The Golden State Warriors are now up 3-0 on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

James fielded questions after the game, following his own strong performance.

 

"The margin of error is very low," James said. "I mean, it's almost like playing the (New England) Patriots, you can't have mistakes." 

They're not going to beat themselves. So, when you're able to either force a miscue on them, you have to be able to capitalize and you have to be so in tuned and razor sharp and focused every single possession.

LeBron James
Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers

"You can't have miscommunication, you can't have flaws, you can't have 'my faults' or 'my bads' or things like that because they're going to make you pay," he continued.

 

And having Durant definitely helps.

 

"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? Kevin Durant was my answer," James said. "He's one of the best players that I've ever played against that this league has ever seen."

Speaking to the degree of difficulty, James is averaging 37.7 points, 10.7 assists, and nine rebounds and shooting 52.5% these Finals all losses. 

 

He has scored 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in his past 10 Finals games. Basketball-Reference shows that no other player has done that in back-to-back Finals games - James has done it ten consecutive times.

 

He's 3-7 in those games. How much more can James do?

SOU  RCES