by Yusuf Gadlin
The Cleveland Cavaliers took game 3 of the NBA finals 120-90 in resilient fashion Wednesday night. The Cavs played with toughness and pride while letting the Golden State Warriors know… Don’t you ever get to comfortable.
LeBron James was amazing, totaling 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists. We have been begging King James to be aggressive and he finally delivered the goods with this performance. James also received major help from Kyrie Irving who was sensational dropping 30 points on Stephen Curry head including 8 assists and 4 rebounds.
While the Cavilers finally played like grown men, The Warriors Stephen Curry continues to play like a little boy. Through three games the two-time reigning MVP has played below average. Chef Curry tried to cook in the third quarter of this game scoring 12 points but it was meaningless to say the least. At some point in this series Curry will have to show the world why he was voted the first ever unanimous most valuable player. With a knee injury excuse tucked in his back pocket, Curry will likely be given a pass for his finals short comings if his embarrassing play continues.
The key for the Cavilers in game 4 will be to continue to play with passion and focus. The Cavaliers have to be ready for the Warriors ball movement in game 4 and paying attention to detail will be critical. Steph Curry will be out for blood and so will his splash brother Klay Thompson. I like Kevin Love as the Cavaliers new 6th man and he should thrive in his new role. I believe the Cavs even this series on Friday in the toughest battle they ever had.
Game three was about the Warriors getting to comfortable and taking this stage for granted. They are more than capable of rebounding with a victory but let’s give credit where it’s due, the Cavaliers are here to fight for their lives to the very end.