The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to clash again in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors managed to win the first two games but Game 2 seemed to be too much after they established a 33-point lead victory against the Cavaliers.
Many are expecting that the Cleveland Cavaliers will bounce back in the second game of their best-of-seven series. Coach Tyronn Lue tried to shift to a faster offense in which he believed will be a good strategy to beat the Warriors.
However, the opposite things happened as the Golden State Warriors took control of the game. The Warriors are used to play a fast-paced offense and they surely know a way on how to counter it. Another factor that greatly contribute to the Warriors’ success is their outstanding bench performance.
Cavaliers star LeBron James seemed to be very disappointed with the result of the past two games. However, he still believes that they could win in Game 3.
“Obviously, it’s a do-or-die game for us,” James said. “We can’t afford to go down 3-0 to any team, especially a team that’s 73-9 in the regular season and playing the type of basketball they’re playing. So it’s a do-or-die game for us, and we understand that.
“So we’re going to come in and give everything that we’ve got and left it on the floor.”
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson suggested that LeBron James should play like Michael Jordan, where he pulled the Chicago Bulls out from a 2-0 deficit and defeated the New York Knicks in 1993 Eastern Conference Finals. However, James seemed not to like the idea, saying he does not want to be compared to anybody else.
“I’m not Michael. I’m not [Muhammad] Ali. I’m not nobody else that’s done so many great things for the sport. I am who I am, and if I’m able to go out and put together a game like that, it wasn’t because I was possessed. It’s because I worked on my craft all season long, and that’s the result of it. Phil’s a great coach. Mike’s a great player. But I am who I am.” James said.
Game 3 of the NBA Finals 2016 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will be on June 8, Wednesday 9 p.m. at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Predictions: Cavaliers over Warriors, 110-99
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