Cavs host Warriors in Game 3 of NBA Finals

Jun 9, 2015 5:04 PM by Sarkis Nigolian

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland gets to host an NBA Finals game tonight for the first time since LeBron James and the Cavaliers were swept by San Antonio in 2007.

James has the Cavs tied with Golden State at a game each following a Game 2 victory that was just the Warriors' fourth loss at home this season.

Historically this is a pivotal game. Of the previous 37 Finals that were tied at a game each, the Game 3 winner has gone on to win the title 31 times.

Cleveland heads into the game having won 26 of its last 28 home games.

James has put the Cavaliers on his back, after Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have been lost for the season during the playoffs. His 36 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists paced Cleveland in Game 2.

League MVP Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry will be looking to rebound from a 5 of 23 shooting performance in the Warriors' Game 2 overtime loss.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Most Popular