Best Playoff Moment Goes to … Kevin Durant

It gave the Warriors the lead and is arguably the biggest shot in franchise history.

Kevin Durant's 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds remaining in Game 3 of the NBA Finals took home "Best Playoff Moment" at the NBA Awards show on Monday night.

With a little over 50 seconds left, Kyle Korver missed a corner 3 in front of the Warriors' bench.

Durant got the rebound, took it down the floor and drilled the pull-up triple on LeBron James.

"First off, it's a great stop. We got that stop," Durant explained to reporters after the game. "We know if we get it off the board and push, we're a dangerous team. I seen them (the Cavs) backing up, and I just wanted to take that shot...

"I just tried to to stay disciplined in my shot, hold my follow through, and it went in."

"I seen him getting ready to pull up, he uses a rhythm dribble to get a good look, and when K.D. shoots, he falls forward, and I wanted to get a contest," LeBron told the media. "The last thing I want to do is foul a jump shooter.

"So I wanted to jump and contest it, but I know he -- when he shoots, he kind of leans forward a little bit. So I just stayed there, high hands, contested, and he made it."

The make gave the Warriors a 3-0 lead and all but sealed the Finals MVP for Durant.

Isaiah Thomas (53 points against the Wizards in Game 2) and John Wall (game-winning 3 against the Celtics in Game 6) were also nominated.

The award was soley voted on by the fans.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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