NBA Finals Game 3: Open Thread

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Sports CoD 6 05 17_2

No other player has more than two. "He guards so many people out there and he has such a responsibility with Kyrie (Irving) and switching onto LeBron (James), and I thought he was fantastic".

Despite outscoring Cleveland by 19 points, Golden State's offensive juggernaut on Sunday night largely kept viewers tuned in until the final horn sounded.

Here are three big takeaways from the Warriors' win, moving them to a flawless 15-0 in this year's playoffs.

There were numerous reports Wednesday that Irving has been suffering an injury to his surgically repaired right knee. After sweeping through the preliminary rounds of the playoffs, and with a Finals sweep very much on the table, the Warriors have a real chance to go 4-4-4-4. His halfcourt defense on Durant was significantly better than the first two games, and he imposed his will physically all over the court. He was 8-for-23 in Game Two.

The first two games have shown a stark difference in depth. He had been shooting 52.5 percent from the interior coming into the Finals. Kyrie Irving (38 points) was at his Uncle Drewest, pirouetting into the lane and finishing with buttery layups at the rim. Too many of those shots weren't falling in Oakland.

LeBron James going for a layup in the National Basketball Association finals.

Q: You talked about Kyrie and his night, but that third quarter, what were you thinking kind of just watching him being able to just attack so much and finish the way he was? .

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The talent is undeniable. That had been a point of concern at times this season.

In James' 10 years in Cleveland, he's lost a lot of games on nights when he's turned in world-beating performances. Both of those runs occurred in the third quarter, and Irving is aware of how rapidly it can happen. "And that's where that stands". "Definitely not allowing me to play in some comfortable positions that I'm used to". "So, LeBron expects the same thing to happen this year".

Good to hear from you all after The King went scoreless for the final four minutes of Game 3, by the way, LeBron haters. No team has blown a 3-0 lead in the National Basketball Association. They need him again in a crisis. They were home. They had the fast pace. We got to this point playing our way. Hey, it's Cali. You're down 2-0 and it's all about pain control. I had some really good looks. That's who we are. Golden State won in 2015. "If you can keep that mindset you'll eventually reach the goal", Green said. "First off, the game is completely different than it was back then". But there should be some part of it that you can use those three letters and have fun. That wasn't the case back then. "I'm not it's for us to debate", Curry said. So I never really understand that, nor do I get off into it. "So just can't make bad plays against a team that's that great". Michael Jordan (1,176) is next. He entered Wednesday's game with 6,052 career playoff points.

Thanks to the NBA Finals, Disney-owned ABC had its biggest week since the Oscars. Forward Kevin Love went 1-9 from the field, including 1-7 from three, but did have six steals.

Cavaliers: James (1,175) passed Sam Jones (1,143), Bill Russell (1,151) and Elgin Baylor (1,161) to move into fourth place on the NBA Finals scoring list. Not this time. Irving erupted for 16 points in the period and the Cavs forged a 94-89 lead by period's end.

The Warriors cooled off a bit from 3-point range in the second half, but they made history with their first-half barrage from deep. The Cavaliers aren't willing to count on a comeback and know it might be even harder work to get back in the series this time around.

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