Sim Life with ‘NBA LIVE 18’: Cavs at Warriors
NBA Finals Game 3: LeBron drops 43, but Dubs still cruise
Now that the Finals shift east, the Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to hit the reset button and recover the swag needed to even this series. Coming home has been the solution for what ails the Cavs all playoffs long. Let’s see if the Cavs’ role players can get back on track or if the defending champion Golden State Warriors get even stronger with Andre Iguodala back in uniform. Time to take it to NBA LIVE 18 to see how King James and his men perform in Game 3.
warriors at Cavaliers
Top things to 👀
- Will Steph be able to stay on pace for his first Finals MVP?
Stephen Curry received a lot of praise from players around the league for his epic Game 2 performance. 🙌👏 pic.twitter.com/ka25AgDPC4
— Warriors Nation (@SFWarriorNation) June 5, 2018
- Will/can Rodney Hood give the Cavs the much-needed spark they need?
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says he plans to give seldom-used guard Rodney Hood an opportunity in Game 3.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 5, 2018
- Will The Land continue to be prosperous?
LeBron James is averaging 39.9 PPG during the @cavs 8-game home win streak.
That's the most PPG all-time during a home win streak of at least 8 games in a postseason. Michael Jordan averaged 39.1 PPG during Chicago's 8-game home win streak in 1990 (via @EliasSports) pic.twitter.com/qsGd7cojZ3
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 5, 2018
The Cavs’ effort to protect home looked similar to the team on the road, as once again it was a great player falling to a greater team. The Warriors moved one game away from going back-to-back with an easy 105-84 win.
LeBron was a human-highlight reel once again, scoring 43 points and making another strong argument for being named Finals MVP despite being on the losing side.
The Curry/Durant show was responsible for half of the Warriors’ points.
In his first action of the Finals, Iggy finished with six points and two steals.
LeBron outscored his teammates 43-41.
The box score:
Game 3 can be seen at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC and the ESPN App.