The Cleveland Cavaliers Lost Game 3 At The 3-Point Line

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers Lost Game 3 At The 3-Point Line

The Cleveland Cavaliers Lost Game 3 At The 3-Point Line

And then on the biggest stage, against LeBron James, and taking the King's and Kyrie Irving's greatest shot yet, they found themselves in the situation everyone had presumed was their only weakness. J.R. Smith hit five three-pointers.

Only eight teams have swept their opponents 4-0 in the NBA Finals - the last was San Antonio Spurs against Cleveland in the 2006-07 season. "Another challenge for us to get better and go against a great team".

The Warriors scored the last 11 points in the game to stretch their record playoff win streak this season to 15-0 and grabbed a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 was up 22 percent from a total live audience of 16,787,000 viewers in 2016.

"He's been an incredible player in this league for a long time and I think he senses this is his time, his moment, his team", Kerr said of Durant. They gave the Warriors something to worry about.

The Warriors have a three-games-to-none lead in the finals after rallying in the fourth quarter for a 118-113 triumph over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Now, the Cavaliers are in a giant 0-3 hole, in which National Basketball Association teams are historically 0-126. "Doing what he is supposed to be doing", said Irving. Irving had 38 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Three out of the Warriors four stars scored over 25 points and each shot less than 20 shots.

James lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 Finals, his last with the Miami Heat, before coming back to Cleveland for a second stint. "Stay in front of them. You can sense that", said James.

The final three minutes of the game included the signature moment of Kevin Durant's brilliant career just seconds after LeBron James deferred to Kyle Korver. "But I was able to get second and third and fourth winds".

"I feel if we come out with the same energy, same effort, physicality, as we did in Game 3, we give ourselves a good chance to win".

"We have to come out with an unbelievable mindset, unbelievable focus like we have and limit some of the things they're comfortable at".

They will again have to rewrite the record books if they can recover this position, but with the Warriors seeking revenge for a year ago that will be some ask. In the postseason, Golden State has outscored its opponents by 227 points when Green has been on the court, giving him the second-best plus/minus on the team, behind Stephen Curry (plus 267).