— NBA (@NBA) June 10, 2015
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland is two victories away from celebrating its first major championship since Jim Brown and Frank Ryan led the Browns to the 1964 NFL title.
And LeBron James continues to lead the Cavs in every way. He scored 40 points in Tuesday night’s Game 3, breaking yet another record. He has scored 123 points so far in the finals — that’s the most ever scored by a player during the first three games of the finals.
James played a total of 46 minutes, and had 8 assists and 12 rebounds. The Cavs won 96-91 over Golden State.
“I’m just doing whatever it takes to help our team win,” James said after the game. “If it’s high volume shooting, if it’s high rebounding, if it’s high assists, whatever it takes to help our team win.”
Matthew Dellavedova also played big — he had 20 points, 5 rebounds and four assists. He was hospitalized following the win and is being treated for severe cramping.
The victory was Cleveland’s first NBA Finals home win in franchise history and gave them a 2-1 series lead.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, when the NBA Finals series is tied at 1-1, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the series 84 percent of the time.
Here is a look at the rest of the schedule:
Game 4: Warriors at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 11
Game 5: At Warriors on ABC, 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 14
Game 6: Warriors at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16 (if necessary)
Game 7: At Warriors on ABC, 9 p.m. on Friday, June 19 (if necessary)