Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals

  • Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals

Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals

And despite facing all the challenging elements of a hostile road environment, the Warriors prevailed 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and moved to within one victory of their second straight championship.

With their struggles, LeBron has often received extra credit for carrying them but Bryant believes it's unfair to knock them as players. The point guard looks to be completely healthy, averaging 25.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

By this point, the only player LeBron James is regularly compared to in terms of greatness is Michael Jordan.

Haynes was then asked which teams have the best odds of actually signing James.

The Cavaliers were the most recent victims of an NBA Finals sweep, being blanked by San Antonio in 2007 in the first finals trip for LeBron James, now playing in an eighth consecutive finals and ninth overall.

Some of the players mentioned by Bryant did step up last night as Love (20 points), Hood (15 points) and Smith (13 points) all scored in double figures.

It was a sense of deja vu as the reigning Finals MVP produced a similarly dominant performance in Game 3 of last year's Finals too.

"This year marks the 30 th anniversary for the development team at Visual Concepts and the 20 th for the National Basketball Association 2K series, so it was important to commemorate this milestone by partnering with the most iconic athlete of this generation in LeBron James", said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for National Basketball Association 2K. He played in Game 3, but exited the game in the first half after injuring his right leg.

In Cleveland, the rim shrunk for Warriors' sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Cleveland's strong start was nearly entirely erased, thanks largely to Kevin Durant.

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

Defending champion Golden State has seized command of the NBA Finals as the series shifts to Cleveland, where the Cavaliers must continue their home playoff magic to sustain any title hopes.

"It's nothing to feel happy about being up 2-0", Thompson said.

Andre Iguodala entered midway through the period for his debut in this series and made his lone shot.

LeBron James' pass to himself off the backboard for a slam dunk was the early highlight as Cleveland raced to a 16-4 lead and are up 22-14 in the first quarter. LeBron's first 12 shots all the paint.

“He came into the huddle the other night in Game 1, ” Kerr was quoted on Sunday referring to Iggy, “with a great suggestion that we went with, and it worked.