The Golden State Warriors are up three game to none against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals. The Warriors took the first two games emphatically with an average winning margin of 20.5 points. Then they carved out a come from behind victory in Game three to the tune of 118-113.
The Cavaliers are facing a daunting task of recovering from a 0-3 deficit in a best-of-seven series. They were in a similar situation last year where they went all the way to win the title, being down 1-3 against the Warriors. They are also at risk of being swept again in the Finals series with the first instance handed by the San Antonio Spurs back in 2007. Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and the rest of the Cavaliers must play close to a perfect game for the rest of the series to stay alive. Down three game and winning the last four is a feat that has never been done before in the NBA. If there is a team that can pull it off, it’s the Cavaliers. And the Warriors know that.
The Warriors find themselves on top of the hill again with 4 golden opportunities to capture the crown. “DubNation” is also on a brink of making history as the first team to have an unbeaten run in the playoffs should Golden State win Game 4. Stephen Curry has been stellar in the series highlighted by a triple double performance in Game 2 (32 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists). Klay Thompson has broken out of his shell with an efficient 30-point performance in Game 3. Kevin Durant has made the biggest impact for the Warriors as the Cavaliers’ defense found no solutions to contain him so far. “KD”, averaging 34 points per game. made his indelible mark in the series with his dagger three-point shot that recaptured the lead for the Warriors with 45 seconds left in Game 3. Warriors will be thinking “close out” in Game 4.
Can the Cavaliers comeback or will the Warriors win? Game 4 of the Finals will be played on Friday, June 9 (Saturday morning, Manila) at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena.