The Lakers, 16-time NBA champions, have missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons.
Durant averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.0 blocked shots as Warriors swept Cleveland to capture the title.
The fight resulted in 13 players being ejected and the Australians sought embassy help to fast-track their departure from the Philippines.
Qatar qualified to the second round with third place in Group D.
James is considered a rival of retired Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan for the title of greatest player in NBA history.
The Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be the most ardent suitors for James.
The 28-year-old beat out competition from Cleveland Cavaliers icon LeBron James and the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis.
Durant won his second title and second NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award, the power forward scoring a career playoff high 43 points in game three.
Curry's team-mate Kevin Durant win his second consecutive NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award.
James injured himself after the opening over-time loss in California.
Kevin Durant was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year.
The Warriors carry a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series entering Friday's fourth game in Cleveland.
Durant's jumper with 49 seconds remaining sealed a 110-102 victory for the defending champion Warriors.
Now halfway to a second consecutive NBA title together, inside force Durant and 3-point sharpshooter Curry have become a lethal combination against Cleveland once again in this year's NBA Finals.
Last September, Trump revoked an invitation to the Warriors after they beat Cleveland in last year's final following remarks from Curry saying he didn't want to attend.