The Cleveland Cavaliers came back on their home court and blew out the Golden State Warriors 120-90 to take Game 3 of the NBA finals on Thursday. The Golden State Warriors fell behind quickly and were unable to get it back together against a galvanized foe. The Cleveland Cavaliers now have a shot to even out the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors in quick order on Friday night. The game between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 10, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena. The matchup will be televised on ABC.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took two games to figure out how to stick with the small lineup of the Warriors. LeBron James was playing power forward spot almost exclusively in Game 3, and it was a winning combination for sure. James took over the same way we saw him do so in the Finals last year. He played amazing defense on Stephen Curry as he has all series long, and clearly made up for Kevin Love being out due to NBA’s concussion protocol. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 62 points, 15 rebounds, 14 assists, two steals and two blocks as the Cleveland Cavaliers hammered the Golden State Warriors. Also, Shooting guard J.R. Smith shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and scored 20 points.
The Golden State Warriors won Games 1 and 2, but Curry and Thompson wasn’t a big factor in the scoring for the first two games. Neither Thompson or Curry has made it to the 20-point mark in this series, and neither one has played more than 36 minutes in a game yet in the Finals. We are still waiting for Curry and Thompson to start getting into the act. The Cavs was playing with its smallest lineup of the series in Game 3 for most of the time and out rebounded the Dubs 52-32. It was the Warriors rebounding advantage against Oklahoma City, that gave fits to Oklahoma City. Best Sports Site Blog thinks if the Cavs rebounding advantage keeps up in Game 4, we’re going to be headed back to Oakland with the NBA Finals evened up.