After taking a 2-0 series lead, the Golden State Warriors are in Cleveland for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday with a perfect 14-0 playoff record and seeking revenge after blowing a 3-1 lead in last year’s Finals.
Sure, Games 1 and 2 have been painfully lopsided in favor of Golden State, which won the two games in Oakland by a combined 41 points. But as you might recall, last season was even more of a bludgeoning through two games; the Warriors won Games 1 and 2 by a combined 48 points — and we all know how that series turned out.
So the Warriors and Cavaliers are in a very familiar situation as last season, but will it produce a similar result? With Kevin Durant averaging 35.5 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, it’s clear Cleveland is having adjustment issues since K.D. is a bit of an upgrade from Harrison Barnes.
Can the Cavs bounce back with a win? Or will the Warriors, with arguably one of the most talented rosters league history, continue to blaze a historic trail and move to within one win away from a perfect postseason run?
No. 1 Warriors vs. No. 2 Cavaliers
What: Game 3 of NBA Finals
When: Wednesday, June 7, 9 p.m. ET
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
Live stream: ABC Live Stream or WatchESPN.com
Game 1: Warriors 113, Cavaliers 91 (Box Score)
Game 2: Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113 (Box Score)
Game 3: Wednesday, June 7, at Cleveland, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 4: Friday, June 9, at Cleveland, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 5 (if necessary): Monday, June 12, at Golden State, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 6 (if necessary): Thursday, June 15, at Cleveland, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 7 (if necessary): Sunday, June 18, at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC