Oh what a series it has been…The rematch of last year's NBA Finals is already proving to be one of the most entertaining we have seen in recent years. Not because the star players on each side are killing it on the hard-court, it has been the depth of the young roster on the Warrior's side that have taken center stage. The Warriors are up 2-0 after beating the Cavs decisively in the first two games, but with the series heading to Cleveland, will LeBron be able to even things up.
Love him, or despise him, there is something to be said about LeBron James playing in his sixth consecutive NBA Finals. No one knows how crucial Game 3 is for the Cavs as James said, "It's a do or die game for us," How much can the Cavs really improve after losing by 33-points on Sunday night? The good thing is that they are unbeaten at home in the playoffs this year, but then again, they haven't faced the Warriors at home either. The fact that Kevin Love could be on the bench after suffering a concussion on Sunday, would be a bigger shot to an already struggling Cleveland lineup.
The Cavs looked better throughout the earlier rounds of the playoffs then the Warriors did, but perhaps that just goes to show that the Warriors had to face tougher teams just to get this far. The Warriors have held the Cavs to just 35.6 percent shooting in the first two games, which has slowed their offence greatly. "If we can score a little bit more, which I believe we will do in Game 3, that will help our defense out a lot, too," James continued.
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The Cavs and the Warriors are two of the teams that bookmakers have struggled to make competitive lines for. Tonight is no different with bet365 Sports posting odds in favor of the Cavs tonight at 1.86, while the Warriors are at 1.95.