Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Game 3 Preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State

Despite it being the Cleveland Cavaliers who threw away a win in Game 1, it was the Golden State Warriors who seemingly woke up. Seeking to emphasize their dominance, the Warriors’ star players put in a tremendous performance to take the win.

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While LeBron James did leave the court with a decent stats line, Stephen Curry broke the record for most three-pointers made in a Finals game. His tally of nine sent him past Ray Allen. The timing of Curry’s three-point flurry was particularly strong, with five of the nine being sunk in the fourth quarter.

On the night, the Warriors dominated to win 122-103, making the Cavaliers regret their late-game actions of Game 1 even more. On June 7, the Cavaliers will try to claim a win at the Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State

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Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Predictions and Tips

The good news for the Cavaliers is that they get to come home; the bad news is that the Warriors are coming too. After winning the first two games by margins of ten and 19, Golden State is now at +120 to sweep the series 4-0.

But, coming back to home court appears to have swayed the bookies somewhat, as the Cavs aren’t as distant favourites to win the game as they usually are. Now at +155 to win Game 3 via the NBA Finals betting page, Cleveland has been given a fighting chance.

Coming to Cleveland

Throughout the playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made the home court into a fortress. They’re 8-1 at home in these playoffs. For a little extra hope, the Cavs haven’t allowed the Warriors to sweep them once over their last three consecutive Finals meets.

Back home and raring to go, the hope is that the unstoppable triple-double LeBron James makes another showing to claim the win. Right now, the Cavaliers to win -4.5 including overtime is at +260.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have their backs to the wall now. If they hope to come back and win the series, which they’re at +1400 to do, they’ll need back-to-back home wins.