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NBA Finals Game 3: The Golden State Warriors Escapes The Cleveland Cavaliers (118-113)


The Warriors are now up 3 zip against the Cavaliers (118-113). From the beginning the Cavs looked pretty determined to win their first game in the 2017 NBA Finals. As they battled towards the W but fell short on the last few minutes of game 3.

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Game 3 was the most-hard fought game in the series as of now. The tic-tac battle between the two teams brought their die-hard fans on the edge of their seats. Both of these teams deserve to be the winners of the game, but there can only be one. Klay Thompson was red hot to start the game. Klay ended up with 30 points (16 points in the 1st Quarter) along with 6 rebounds and drained 6 3 pointers out of 11 shots. On the other hand Stephen Curry added up 26 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists. Foul trouble was the big factor all throughout the game for the Warriors, the Cavs capitalized and grabbed the lead coming in to the 4th Quarter.

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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 77 points in the game. LeBron finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists. Kyrie added up 38 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Kyrie was 0-7 from the 3 point area but he showed no mercy in providing the points inside the perimeter area. Kevin Love was a little off in tonight’s game. But he showed his defensive side and grabbed 13 huge rebounds along with 6 steals. The missing link in the series J.R Smith was pouring it from deep. He ended up with 16 points. (15 points from 5-10 shooting 3PM-A)

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Into the dying minutes of 4th Quarter the Warriors were sloppy with their fouls and turnovers. The Cavs thought they were going to put out a W after leading late, but it was Kevin Durant who made a difference in the game. After draining a pull up shot from downtown and takes the lead 114-113 with 45 secs remaining in the 4th. On the other and Kyrie Irving wants to put the game away. But missed his shot. And the Golden State Warriors Escapes the Cleveland Cavaliers and takes a 3-0 lead in the Finals.

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The decisive Game 4 is set on June 10, 2017. Saturday at 9:00 AM (PHL TIME) in Cleveland. Will the Cavs make another historical comeback or the will the Warriors sweep and end the series in 4.

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NBA Finals Game 3: The Golden State Warriors Escapes The Cleveland Cavaliers (118-113)
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