Game 3 2018 NBA Finals - Nine Wide World of Sports - Basketball

07 June, 2018, 12:16 | Author: Judy Cobb
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Yes, his Finals record would look ugly at 3-6 but if you dig deep into that you see that most of the time his team was the underdog so the odds were stacked against him.

It might be time for the guys from Northern California to order some champagne from Napa Valley. The Golden State Warriors were up three points on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, less than a minute to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Smith, the three-time National Basketball Association champ will meet with the Golden State Warriors this summer.

As always Durant stayed cool.

"It's just being aggressive, being in the right spot too", Livingston said. "I don't buy this whole thing that he's playing with a bunch of garbage".

"No, not at all", he said. "That was kind of like a dagger shot".

He had previously been starting for Golden State in these playoffs as part of what is known as the Warriors' "Hamptons 5" lineup - a nod to the four players who went on the NY recruiting trip to lure Kevin Durant to their team two summers ago.

"This is the beauty of this team and the luxury that we have of having multiple big-time scorers", Kerr said. "I don't think I'm the problem that they want, though, might want to pick another battle".

The Warriors, seeking their second consecutive championship and third in four seasons, will try to complete the sweep Friday at 6 p.m. He was the 2015 NBA Finals MVP when the Warriors outlasted the Cavaliers in six games.

Iguodala once again provided a boost for the Warriors with 8 points off the bench on 3-of-4 shooting and a plus-minus of +14.

J.R. Smith inexplicably held onto the ball with only a few seconds left, after grabbing an offensive rebound in a tied Game 1, resulting in overtime, where the Cleveland Cavaliers ran out of gas.

Just the sight of Warriors forward Draymond Green should be enough to push the decibel readings inside the building to unsafe levels.

These Cavs can't figure it out.

The Cavaliers don't have answers for Durant or the Warriors motion, and this series is now all but over. 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.

Instead, we got to see the ideal distillation of what makes these Warriors an all-time great team: Because even when their opponent shuts down several key players, even when their opponent comes out with more energy and determination, even when perhaps the best player of all time has yet another triple-double, the Warriors can still control a game and get the win.

For Curry and sharpshooter Klay Thompson, Game 3 was a nightmare, at least until the final moments. He now faces one of the tallest tasks of his career when he takes on a team that has 4 All-Stars and many quality role players.

Cleveland got another excellent game from Kevin Love who scored 20 points to go along with 13 rebounds and three assists.

James arrived at 6 p.m. dressed more casually - camouflage trousers, purple hoodie, "Billionaire Boys Club" baseball cap - than on the road where he and the Cavs have been wearing suits during the postseason.

Iguodala is best known for his perimeter defense, and he's likely to get minutes guarding LeBron James when he returns to the court.

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