“We missed shots and they made some”.
As a team, Cleveland shot 44 percent from the field and 27 percent on threes compared to Golden State’s 48 percent clip in both categories.
The Golden State Warriors have crushed Cleveland’s dreams of cutting into their NBA Finals lead, staging a late comeback in game three to make it 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. Up by the score of 113-107 with just over three minutes left, they appeared poised to make it a competitive series. “It is now because we took care of [business] tonight”, Curry said.
“We’re better from our experiences”, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. He’s been an fantastic player in this league for a long time, and he senses this is his time, his moment, his team.
With their 15th straight win, the Warriors have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major United States professional sports.
After the Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Draymond Green called two people from the parking lot as soon as he left Oracle Arena. No team has ever come back from 0-3 deficit in the National Basketball Association playoffs or Finals. And now that you can look ahead to Friday, all our focus is on that.
“That was a great feeling to kind of overcome their run, the crowd’s energy and just find a way to win”, Curry said on the closing stretch of the game. It’s not over. This is a insane game. I mean, guys are loving the game, our fans love the game.
Klay Thompson scored 30 points on 6 of 11 shooting from 3-point range, while Stephen Curry finished with 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Right? The Cavs were a minute away from making this a 2-1 series and putting all the “we just choked past year oh no are we going to do it again” pressure back onto the Warriors. You want to take that shot because you believe in yourself and you’ll live with the results. I’m guessing when KD looks back on his decision to join the Warriors, he’s going to say it was a good one. They’re playing at a high level. “And for that to go in was just liberating”. The one as the best team ever.
The only chance the Cavs have to even win a game, is if LeBron James and Kyrie Irving take over with their driving and finishing. “It’s probably the most, most firepower I’ve played in my career”.
After an extraordinary first half where he drove to the rim at will and kept his teammates in sync, LeBron became less aggressive in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter, and his shot was not there when it counted most.
But Durant was not going to be denied.
Green told Lowe that after their painful Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers in Oakland previous year, Durant was one of the people he called while sitting in the parking lot. The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes of play left before Durant scored 14 in the fourth quarter. James had 39 points while Kyrie Irving had 38, but a last-minute run by Golden State secured their win.
If the Warriors win Game 4, it will be the third year in a row, that the victor of the Warriors-Cavaliers Finals wins the deciding match away from home. The San Antonio Spurs had a 25-point lead into the third quarter and the Warriors went on to win 113-111.
The Cleveland Cavaliers came into the third game of the NBA Finals in a dispiriting but familiar position after two Golden State blowouts. There has been only one game this postseason where the opposing team may have the upper hand. Cleveland went scoreless over the game’s final 3:09. Michael Jordan (1,176) is next. He played in 23 for Miami.
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