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Content: The Philadelphia 76ers have accomplished so much in this remarkable turnaround of a season. Brett Brown doesn’t want them letting up now. The 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory and moved to the brink of clinching the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference  Quenton Nelson Jersey  , holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 on Tuesday night. JJ Redick scored 28 points and the 76ers got huge contributions off the bench from two former Atlanta players. Ersan Ilyasova scored 26 points and Marco Belinelli added 20. How significant is a 15-game winning streak? Just two years ago, the 76ers won 10 games all season . ”We all are greedy,” said Brown, the coach who was there for the bad times and now is getting to savor what has become one of the NBA’s most compelling stories. ”We want more. I want more. I tell my team that all the time. This is when the fun begins.” The 76ers overcame a tough outing for rookie star Ben Simmons, who missed the morning shootaround after coming down with the stomach flu. He was feeling better by game time but still seemed a bit out of sorts, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists before fouling out with 7 seconds remaining. Simmons picked up a technical in the third quarter for arguing all the way down the court about a call that didn’t go his way. ”We had some lapses tonight where we didn’t play that well,” he said. ”But we held it together.” His teammates helped pick up the slack. Redick hit 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc , while Ilyasova and Belinelli – who started the season in Atlanta but were dumped by the rebuilding Hawks – combined for nine 3-pointers. Philadelphia went 17 of 37 beyond the arc. Now, the 76ers can lock up the East’s third seed with a home victory over Milwaukee in the regular-season finale Wednesday night. ”We have a real opportunity that we don’t want to let slip,” Brown said. ”We can control our own destiny. We’re not a prisoner to other people’s events. That, in and of itself  Calvin Ridley Youth Jersey  , is rare and not to be taken for granted.” The Hawks were long ago eliminated from playoff contention, closing out their worst season since 2005 with a record of 24-58. They can only hope that a few painful seasons lead to the same outcome that occurred in Philadelphia. ”We’ve just got to figure out what we need so we can come back next year stronger,” said Taurean Prince, who led the Hawks with 27 points. ”We don’t want to be in this position again.” TIP-INS G T.J. McConnell went down hard midway through third quarter after running into Dewayne Dedmon’s pick near the top of the key while trying to keep up with Prince. It wasn’t exactly a fair fight – Dedmon outweighs McConnell by 55 pounds. McConnell was down for a couple of minutes before walking slowly to the bench. He was able to return, though he failed to score in 19 minutes. … Philadelphia’s last loss was March 13 at home to Indiana. In all, the 76ers have won 26 of their last 31 games. Hawks: Rookie G Antonius Cleveland fouled out of the game after playing just 13 minutes. … Atlanta was outrebounded 54-39. … As if to drive home the rebuilding process, the Hawks played four rookies in their final game of the season. INJURY UPDATE Philadelphia forward Dario Saric went out in the opening minute after a shot to the face left him with a cut lip and chipped tooth. It’s not known when he’ll be able to return, but Brown sounded a bit concerned with the playoffs approaching. ”It’s not an ideal time of year to lose a starting player,” the coach said. ”Not having Dario tonight hurt us.” RECORD NIGHT Prince set a franchise record with 18 3-point attempts, which drew some ribbing from teammate John Collins. ”That’s a 1 and an 8,” Collins said when Prince expressed surprise that he took so many. He broke the mark of 16, which was set twice in the mid-1990s by Mookie Blaylock. Unfortunately for the Hawks  Michael Gallup Jersey  , Prince connected on just six of his shots beyond the arc. ”Maybe next year I can get the record for the most made,” he said. UP NEXT 76ers: Returns to Philadelphia to close out the regular season with what could be a first-round playoff preview. Milwaukee holds a 2-1 edge in the season series, with each team holding serve on its home court. Hawks: It’s on to 2018-19 for Atlanta, whose 10-year playoff streak pretty much ended before the season began. — Kevin Durant stood calmly near midcourt – and a very familiar spot – as teammates Stephen Curry and Draymond Green screamed at him in celebration. Another momentous shot for Durant. And soon, probably another NBA championship. Durant scored a career playoff-high 43 points, draining a long 3-pointer in the final minute to cap his magnificent performance, and the Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night to move within a victory of a sweep, their second straight title and third championship in four years. The Warriors are on dynasty’s doorstep. Afterward, the defending champs could be heard loudly celebrating inside their locker room, perhaps a warmup for a bigger party to come. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are in a hole that might as well be 6 feet deep. Teams that have fallen behind 3-0 in the playoffs are 0-131. It might be time for the guys from Northern California to order some champagne from Napa Valley. With the Cavs down 103-100  M.J. Stewart Jersey  , Durant stood defiantly and almost motionless after dropping his 33-footer – just a few feet from where he made one in Game 3 last year – and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between two teams who have gotten to know each other well since 2015. After Durant scored, Curry and Green rushed to his side and the trio walked back toward Golden State’s bench where the other Warriors were hugging and high-fiving. As always Durant stayed cool. ”I don’t want to downplay anything, but I don’t want to act like this is the end of the road,” Durant said. ”So just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan.” Durant said the similarity with last year’s shot – a moment that helped define his first championship – didn’t occur to him. ”No, not at all,” he said. ”I just took the shot.” There was nothing James or the Cavs could do but think about what might have been after losing two games that were within their reach. ”Tonight will be tough,” said James, who scored 33 and rolled his right ankle in the first half. ”Tomorrow I’ll replay some plays and some moments and things of that nature. When I wake up Friday morning I’ll be locked in on the game plan of what needs to be done to help our team win. That’s just who I am.” Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night. The Warriors are trying to join a select list of teams to win three championships in four years. Kevin Love added 20 points for the Cavs, who have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged. Cleveland came back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Warriors in the 2016 finals, but that was when Durant was in Oklahoma City and James had a different supporting cast. The Warriors won despite a 3-of-16 shooting performance from Curry, who did come up big down the stretch as the Cavs were trying to salvage their season. Now Cleveland could be down to one final game with James, who recorded his 10th triple-double in the finals. The three-time champion can opt out of his $35.6 million contract and test free agency this summer  Logan Woodside Jersey  , and it may be time for the 33-year-old to find a team capable of beating the Warriors. These Cavs can’t figure it out. Durant, who tilted this rivalry toward the West Coast when he signed with the Warriors as a free agent before last season, was brilliant from the start. He helped offset a rough night for Curry, who made a finals-record nine 3-pointers in Game 2, but was just 1 of 10 from behind the arc and didn’t score his second field goal until there were under three minutes left. Curry’s scoop shot put the Warriors up 98-97 and defensive specialist Andre Iguodala, who didn’t play in Games 1 or 2 because of a knee injury, came up with a steal under the basket. Curry finally buried a 3 and after James matched him with a long shot, Iguodala drove the lane for a thundering dunk. Moments later, Durant delivered his dagger to silence Cleveland’s crowd. ”No, that wasn’t the same shot,” James said when asked to compare Durant’s 3 to last year’s. ”The one he made tonight was about four or five feet behind the one he made last year. He’s an assassin. That was one of those assassin plays right there.” Durant scored 24 in the first half, when the Warriors attempted 13 free throws to zero for the Cavs  Billy Price Youth Jersey  , a disparity that induced further wrath on the officials from Cleveland fans still stinging from the now infamous reversed call in Game 1. James arrived at 6 p.m. dressed more casually – camouflage pants, purple hoodie, ”Billionaire Boys Club” baseball cap – than on the road where he and the Cavs have been wearing suits during the postseason. Everything is more relaxed and familiar at home for James and his teammates, who were counting on a return to their own noisy building, where they play better and shoot better, to get them back into the series. The Warriors had other plans. TIP-INS Warriors: Green passed Wilt Chamberlain (922) for the most rebounds in Warriors playoff history. … Klay Thompson played in his NBA-high 390th game over the last four seasons. Green is second with 387, while James is third at 381. … Curry has made a 3-pointer in 89 consecutive playoff games, and a record 43 on the road. Cavaliers: Kyle Korver continued to struggle. He missed all four shots and is now 8 of 29 dating to Game 1 of last year’s Finals. … James (238) broke a tie with Kareem Abdul-Jab.