In what could be a sweep for Golden State, this Friday is crucial for Cleveland to survive in this series of the Finals.
Many expected the Cavs to come back from their 2-0 slump as they returned home to Cleveland. That wasn’t the case last night as the Cavs dropped Game 3, 110-102, bringing the series 3-0. However, there’s no counting out the Cavs as they’ve played well under the pressures of elimination games. Dating back to 2015, when they won seven of the last nine games, but this year that story doesn’t ring true.
Both teams have displayed the boundaries they will push to call their respective team champion but it seems like the Warriors have the Cavs‘ number. Highlighting last night’s devastating plays of the night began in the first half with LeBron James‘s incredible display of athleticism of dunking the ball into the face of the Warriors & KD’s 4th quarter wreckage of the Cavs with a clutch 3-pointer;
On Wednesday night, in what’s being touted as the ‘best NBA Finals quarter of all time’, Kevin Durant scored a playoff career-high 43pts, including a three-pointer with 49.8 seconds left to lead the Warriors on their first road victory over the Cavs in Game 3. However, earlier in the game the first half belonged to the Cavs as LeBron James swooped his way to getting his NBA-leading fourth triple-double (23rd of playoff career) with a team-high 33pts., 11 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 47 minutes. No doubt, LeBron James brought the noise to the Oracle but Kevin Love shined with at least 20pts and 10 rebounds in all three games of the series, averaging 21pts and 12 rebounds in 35 minutes. Not mention he’s also shooting perfect from the foul line (12-12) and extending his streak to 31 consecutive made free throws dating back to the 1st quarter of Game 4 against Toronto on May 7th.
All eyes lead to tomorrow night, as this could either bring the series to a Game 5 or end in a sweep with the Warriors walking out with their 2nd consecutive championship. The Warriors‘ motto may be “Strength in Numbers“, but when the Cavs are known to push against pressure even when the odds are not in their favor.
Tipoff for Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals will begin at 6PM(pst)/9PM(est). All NBA Finals games are televised on ABC and you can also catch the game on the radio broadcast on ESPN Radio.