After Game 1, we thought this could possibly be an epic series between these two rivals. The game came down to the wire and after J.R. Smith’s blunder, they went into OT. Golden State eventually won the game 124-114, but Lebron James had another historic performance. After finishing with 51 points, 8 boards and 8 assists, Lebron almost single handily lead the Cavs to the Game 1 upset. In Game 2, things were much different as the Warriors blew the Cavs out by 19 points. While Lebron had a great game, Steph Curry set an NBA Finals record with 9 3-pointers made in the rout. Kevin Durant chipped in 26 points and Klay Thompson, who many thought he wouldn’t play had 20 points. With the Warriors, we expect at least two of their stars to have great game and all four did. Can the Cavs rebound at home Wednesday?
In Game 2, JaVale McGee and Shaun Livingston combined to score 22 points while being perfect from the field. If that continues to go along with Steph, KD and Klay each scoring 20 points, Golden State is unbeatable. In Game 2, Steve Kerr started JaVale McGee because of his athleticism and ability to protect the rim and it paid off. As far as Cleveland is concerned, they’ve been in this position before during this postseason run. In the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston took the first two games at home, but the Cavs eventually won the series in seven games. Boston is nowhere near as good as this Warriors team, but with Lebron James on your team there’s always a chance. The question is, will his supporting cast show up in Game 3 at home in the Quicken Loans Arena? I’m thinking they will show up since they’re home.
The big question is, will they show up in Game 3? If they were to lose Game 3, they’re finished because no team has ever come back to win the series after being down 0-3. If the Cavs were to steal Game 3, maybe they should consider playing Rodney Hood over Jordan Clarkston. With Rodney Hood, he’s a better shooter and defender, plus his length could create problems for whoever he’s guarding. We can all expect Lebron James to have a great game and I’m thinking Kevin Love will come through for Cleveland also. While many people have been on J.R. Smith and deservedly so, I’m thinking he’ll have a good game and finish in double figures. Will Steph continue with his hot hand in Game 3? I’m thinking he’ll cool down some and potentially have an off night.
Many have predicted what has happened so far in this series. The so-called experts have stated they believe the Warriors will sweep the Cavaliers to win their 3rd title in four years. As mentioned before, Cleveland is a much different team when they’re home. With Lebron James on the roll he is, it’s still hard to see them beating one of the best teams in history. For some, the odds are slim-to-none, but I don’t see it that way. The odds on Betting Top 10 also favors the Warriors, but they also gives tips on betting on basketball. For me, I’m picking the Cavs to rebound and take Game 3 on their home floor.
Cleveland Wins Game 3