Cavaliers vs Warriors in game 3 of the NBA Finals

Cavaliers vs Warriors in game 3 of the NBA Finals

That put the game out of reach and was the dagger that prevented LeBron James and company from mounting a late comeback.

As he stepped onto the podium, back among friendly faces and in the building where he has done some of his finest work, James seemed at ease, nearly content.

"To know where I come from, small city 35 miles south of here, and to hear I'm in the same category or talked about and jumping these greats in the playoffs, it's pretty cool", James said. "I don't like the mood that I'm in right now". In NBA playoff history, teams down 3-0 are 0-131.

It feels as though this series is already over.

The Cavaliers may be in a dark place.

In-form Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors hope to make it three titles in four years.

The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers, 110-102 tonight in Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals to take a 3-0 series lead.

"He wasn't close", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. "The guys are engaged and locked in".

Cleveland Cavaliers have me very, very anxious -- Terry Pluto
James had a monster game to keep Cleveland in it through, pouring in 51 points to go with eight boards and eight assists. Stephen Curry set an NBA Finals record with nine 3-pointers as he scored 33 points in Golden State's 122-103 win Sunday.

"We all know what he's capable of and how he helps this team", Warriors forward Draymond Green said. He then has two losses to the Warriors with the first one coming in 2015, with his two other major contributors Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both being injured and not playing in most or all of the series. "They're not going to beat themselves". There's no denying their toughness.

"I'm not going to get into it", he said. It's a very tall task. They've learned the hard way.

A Cavaliers fan flies his favorite team's colors proudly from his apartment balcony in San Francisco before Game 3 of the NBA Finals. He's still making plays and the Warriors clearly need him to finish what they've started in this series without him. Durant just made them look easy. We can't relax or be comfortable.

A report from ESPN's Chris Haynes states several Warriors were unhappy with Perkins after Game 2. However, that thing that could've been done better is rarely more obvious than it was in game 1 of these finals.

"That was incredible what he did out there tonight", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. According to Haynes, Iguodala sprinted full speed without pain, one of the prerequisites for head coach Steve Kerr to consider putting him on the court during the NBA Finals. "If not tomorrow, then in Game 4". However, another loss shouldn't affect his legacy but it probably will as many people will revert back to that Finals record and when it is all said and done Lebron's record won't be flawless like Jordan's is.

Game 1 of this series will be remembered by how Cleveland let it get away; the botched rebound by Smith to be forever played as one of those quintessential wish-you-had-it-back moments. I think everybody gets excited for the small parts of the game, and Steph is one of those guys that just brings that joy.

"I mean, when you're down like this, in a deficit like this versus a team like this, there's no good feeling", James continued. James has played in 45 Finals game while averaging 27.7 points, 10.1 rebound, 7.5 assists, 1.8 steals, and 42.7 minutes per game. "I don't care at all". He was 2-2 in four trips to the NBA Finals with Miami.

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