CLEVELAND– The Cavaliers just made history again. They scored their first NBA Finals win at home with a 96-91 win over Golden State. They now lead the series 2-1. Game 4 on Thursday is also in Cleveland.
At one time, the Cavs led by 20 points; then, their lead was cut to just 1 point in the 4th quarter. Overall, LeBron James had 40 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists.
After the game, LeBron said, “I’m just doing whatever it takes to help our team win. If it’s high volume shooting, if it’s high rebounding, if it’s high assists, whatever it takes to help our team win.”
Delly had 20 points, 5 rebounds and four assists. He was hospitalized following the win and is being treated for severe cramping.
The Warriors’ Steph Curry, who came out to a slow start, finished with 27 points.
Check out John Telich’s takeaway in the video below:
The win gave Cleveland its 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% 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)