Down 0-2 in Finals, James, Cavaliers expect boost at home

Down 0-2 in Finals, James, Cavaliers expect boost at home

As the 2018 NBA Finals shift to Cleveland, Ohio the Golden State Warriors hold a commanding 2-0 lead. He also has been zeroed in on the tendencies of these two clubs, as evidenced by his 17-6 mark against the spread (74 percent) in games involving either Cleveland or Golden State.

Even Curry's high-volume, low-efficiency game alone would sink most teams. James looked exhausted when Game 2 was over, but he'll be somewhat rested by then. Free throw shooting was something that the Cavs needed to do better than the Warriors to have a chance. Durant shot 15-for-23, including 6-for-9 on 3-pointers, carry Golden State on off nights by Curry and Klay Thompson (4-for-11). "So just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan".

In a team packed with big names, Curry and fellow All-Star Kevin Durant rank first and third respectively in National Basketball Association jersey sales this year.

"He kind of settles us down a little bit", Durant told reporters at Golden State's Tuesday practice. The amount of missed shots off his passes so far in this series is staggering; he should have around 50 assists instead of 21. Kevin Love, who in my opinion has not been good enough since coming to Cleveland, was good enough in the first half.

James attempted only three shots in the fourth quarter, as the game snowballed out of control early, and he was able to sit for the final four minutes. They just have to do it twice more to win another title. The defensive player undercuts the offensive player, knocking him off balance.

"Me and my brother, we always - growing up shooting and playing, we always said you've got to make your last shot before you leave the gym", Curry said. For a player on the floor to rebound, this is unacceptable. In the postgame presser, Smith said it hurt more because the team lost at home. Not only would they need another virtuoso performance from James, they would need each and every player to step up their game big-time. They want the other Cavs to have to beat them.

Iguodala is averaging 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in this postseason. Durant not only starred on the court, he starred in the biggest Twitter meme that built up during and after the game. He also had nine rebounds and seven assists.

Golden State got a boost prior to the game with veteran swingman Andre Iguodala finally healthy enough to partake, following a knee injury that kept him out of the Warriors' past six games.

CLEVELAND (AP) - This was not exactly the same shot from Kevin Durant. The shots he knocked down were just ridiculous, including a buzzer-beating heave from almost half-court after almost losing the ball, and a three-pointer while he fell out of bounds after drawing a foul from Kevin Love.

Here in this city of light, city of magic, James and the Cavs could not conjure a final flicker of hope in their 110-102 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. There's not much the Cavaliers can do when Curry is on fire like he was on Sunday. This close to another championship, the last thing Golden State needs is to become frayed or fractured by the kind of force they anticipate from James; having the 2015 NBA Finals MVP's steadying influence back on the court would be a welcome addition in what can be a raucous environment.

With at least two games remaining in this year's Finals, Curry has a legitimate chance at breaking Allen's playoff record this season.

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