Final score: Warriors 110 | Cavs 102
The Cleveland Cavaliers tried their best to pull through in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but couldn't get it done late in the fourth quarter.
The good news
Before the loss the Cavs were in good shape. According to ESPN, LeBron James is 3-4 when down 0-2 in a best-of-7 series.
LeBron James is 3-4 in his career in series in which his team has lost the first two games.— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) June 6, 2018
Every other team in NBA history that has been down 0-2 in a best of 7 series - and doesn’t have LeBron James - is 17-277.
The Bad News
No team in NBA history has come back from down 3-0 in any series, ever.
It's a long-shot, but if anyone can do it, it's LeBron James.
The Cavaliers got pretty lucky in Game 3 with the Warriors' star player having a terrible night from the field.
Steph Curry's lowlights tonight pic.twitter.com/eSldDRv8KI— Good Takes Pod ?? (@GoodTakesNBAPod) June 7, 2018
Curry couldn't seem to get a rhythm going, well into the fourth quarter, shooting just 3-16 for the game. But what Curry lacked in Game 3, Kevin Durant made up for. The 6-foot-9-inch forward finished with a game-high 43 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Cavaliers played well with heavy contribution from role players Kevin Love and Rodney Hood, but in the end, it just wasn't enough.
The Cavs fell hard in Game 3 but they have a chance to make up for it in Game 4 and take some momentum to the Bay.
Game 4 of the NBA Finals is set at Quicken Loans Arena for Friday, June 8, at 9 p.m.
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