3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors

  • 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors

3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors

When Curry, Thompson and Green underperformed in Game 3, the NBA's second-best player led them to victory.

Golden State is a 5.5-point betting favorite, according to OddsShark, and the over/under is 215.5.

On Thursday, a day before the Cavaliers try to extend the NBA Finals when they play host to Golden State in Game 4, James praised the Warriors for their basketball IQ.

They played well enough to win this game, but bad defensive execution down the stretch and Kevin Durant proved too much for Cleveland to overcome.

Down 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are just one game away from getting swept out of the Finals. The team that has given James all he could handle since he returned to Cleveland four summers ago could celebrate its third title in four years at his expense - and lather champagne for the second time in four years in his arena's visitors locker room.

"But how I'd feel if we would get a meeting with LeBron James?"

Several NBA teams, who have enough salary cap space to sign two maximum-salaried players, would surely love the idea of having Kevin Durant and LeBron James on their team. The Cavs' reign lasted only one year, destroyed by Durant's shocking departure from Oklahoma City for the 73-win Warriors, a team he couldn't beat but was glad to join. "I went back for you for your question", James said. "Two guys that I think are a head above everybody else that's ever played the game. They just think you go out, and, 'Oh, LeBron, you're bigger and faster and stronger than everybody, you should drive every single time and you should dunk every single play and you should never get exhausted, never.' Like it's a video game". If he is able to outperform Durant and Curry by a wide margin, he still needs some help from a supporting cast that hasn't offered all that much support this postseason. You can't have miscommunication, you can't have flaws, you can't have "my faults" or "my bads" or things like that, because they're going to make you pay. Do we have to make more shots? He could also sign another two-year deal with a player option, or a three-year-deal with a player option after the second year.