Friday, 17 August, 2018

Down 0-2 in NBA Finals, James, Cavaliers expect boost at home

NBA Finals The Cavs will be aiming to tie the series against the Warriors GETTYNBA Finals The Cavs will be aiming to tie the series against the Warriors
Eugene Bates | 07 June, 2018, 12:36

They've proven they can win on someone else's floor, no matter if it's through adversity as people may call it like when they were going through the Rockets series or whatever the case may be.

The Warriors are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central. What we do is we decide where are we going to attack? However, it still wasn't enough to overcome Golden State's firepower as Cleveland finds itself down 3-0 - a hole nobody in National Basketball Association history has managed to climb back from.

How do the Cavaliers reckon with the fact that they are down 3-0 against a team that can martial so many ways of beating you, a team that is clearly superior to theirs? "First year, it was 1-1", Kerr said. "This is the last team in the world you want to relax against". Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

'They feed off the crowd.

'We've got to take care of home, ' he said. "But we know this is just getting started".

That Cavs-Lakers trade looked good for awhile.

James showed in last year's Finals how quickly he can calculate a counter-attack to what the Warriors are doing. I know how clips can get broken up and somebody can clip that and be like, 'Oh, LeBron said he doesn't feel good.' I personally don't feel good today of the deficit that we have.

"Home-court advantage is, can be a real thing".

"We want to continue to be uncomfortable".

Despite the strength in depth in the Warriors' team, Durant's performance - with 43 points and 13 rebounds - had James acknowledging the former Oklahoma City Thunder star as the difference between the two sides for the second year running.

The Warriors have imposed themselves upon the Cavs early and see that as crucial for more success. The Warriors are at their best when Curry is bending a defense to his will and he needs the ball to do that. "They have only lost one game so they are very confident there".

"Both those guys just stayed ready for whatever their role was going to be", Curry told ESPN after the game.

Curry now has the most 3-pointers made in an NBA Finals game after drilling in 9 triples to eclipse Ray Allen's previous record of 8 treys in 2010. "But the energy and effort and physicality and all that from the jump was pretty dialed in and it gave us a lot of momentum and confidence". The Golden State Warriors are averaging 110.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting.

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