November 19 2017

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

November 19 2017, 06:50 | Sammy Rose

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

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You have to go back to March, for a real loss.

Dems will blame Global Warming, but the reality is Steph Curry is on fire and I think he's only heating up. That's a lifetime ago.

Here's pretty much all you need to know.

Blown off the court in the second halves of the first two games, the Cavaliers surged ahead with a big third quarter and were still ahead by six with less than 3 minutes to play.

And then, quite suddenly, it wasn't.

James and Irving combined for 77 points but their efforts went for naught as the late-game collapse by the defending champion Cavaliers left them trailing the best-of-seven NBA Finals 3-0.

Still, the Warriors should have won last year's championship without Durant. But in the grand scheme of things, achieving 16 wins was all that mattered. "We want to finish it here". "I just felt like we just stayed with it, and eventually our defence kicked in". Bill Simmons and The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor believe the Lakers and/or the Clippers are in play for James, whose Los Angeles house drew media attention recently for racist graffiti left on the property. Kyrie Irving played 44.

Cleveland: Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry have only been together for one playoff run, but the Golden State Warriors' pairing appears ready to be considered among the NBA's most impressive partnerships.

"He took over", Kerr said. "He knows this is his moment".

"Obviously KD made some huge plays down the stretch", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. "I mean, I think we've been punched in the playoffs", Green said.

J.R. Smith swears he didn't send a tweet guaranteeing that the Warriors would blow a 3-0 lead, which seems believable and not at the same time. "It's definitely tough", Kyrie Irving said. No matter how many points James scored, no matter how much they improved from game to game, it looked like the Warriors were the better team.

No one is ever out of a National Basketball Association game with the way teams can shoot the 3-pointers today.

The Warriors made 16 of 33 threes, the Cavs 12 of 44.

That's mostly because of Durant, the former NBA MVP who signed with the Warriors in July. Last season's historic comeback saw suspensions, fake fouls, ejections, injuries, etc. - all in favor of the Cavs. As he rose up for the three, Andre Iguodala stripped him.

The guard (pictured before the game on Wednesday) later claimed he was hacked.

Irving and James were spectacular, but were spent come winning time when the Warriors took over.

And although he's on the cusp of being swept in the Finals - for the second time - by a team unequalled in today's game, James isn't envious of the Warriors for building a super power in sneakers.

Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins (Game 5) Question: What happens when you're a heavy favorite, and you underestimate Predators with a bad game plan? But these Warriors are a different team.

CP3 realizes that this is his last shot at a huge contract, and that the cap just jumped again, so he takes more money than his grandkids' grandkids will ever spend to play for the second-most popular team in his own gym. They lost their composure and allowed Cleveland to rattle them.

In what likely represented the final chance for the Cavs to scratch their way back into this series, Cleveland was KO'd by the depth and talent of the Warriors on Wednesday night, losing 118-113, falling behind in the series by a near-insurmountable 3-0 series deficit.

The Cavaliers haven't given up.

'Cavs in 7, ' the tweet read on the account belonging to @TheRealJRSmith before it was quickly deleted. But the Cavaliers players looked rattled and dazed after the loss. Their crowd was stunned. It was a thrilling game, but it didn't end the way any of them had expected.

But if you keep your cool when the heat is on, you can make history.

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