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Ricky
Last year

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2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Warriors / NBA possibly letting Cavs have this one so Warriors can win it all at home?

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XY
Last year
11:10 9 Jun 16

Reply #588929

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 2

Or the Cavs might just be on fire and GSW have no response?

This could be a series after all.


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Isaac
Last year
11:14 9 Jun 16

Reply #588931

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

No chance a team plays around to engineer a particular scenario. You put it away as soon as you can. Never know when two stars might get injured, for example.

More likely the Cavs were playing worse than usual, Love is a bit of a liability and the home crowd gave them a boost. Also, still early days - the Warriors have done fairly well at reeling in leads in recent games.


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KET
Last year
11:51 9 Jun 16

Reply #588939

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Warriors to come back


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Anonymous
Last year
12:00 9 Jun 16

Reply #588940

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Anyone still think Delly should have started?


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Ricky
Last year
12:25 9 Jun 16

Reply #588943

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

I would have thought the Wildcats have done that scenario thing a couple times before, to good effect and profit.. but could be really lucky co-incidence anyhow.


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KET
Last year
13:21 9 Jun 16

Reply #588947

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Well. That was a big win.


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XY
Last year
13:28 9 Jun 16

Reply #588948

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

No show by GSW to match that of the Cavs in game 2.


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Bear
Last year
14:18 9 Jun 16

Reply #588953

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Did Kevin Love even play in this one?

Huge win, at home, which is starting to confirm my theory that this series will likely go to 7 games with the last one being decided by home town advantage...

Unfortunately, as I would love to see Cav's win the next three games, but that would be something!


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XY
Last year
14:33 9 Jun 16

Reply #588954

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Bear, held back due to the concussion he had in game 2


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Isaac
Last year
14:39 9 Jun 16

Reply #588955

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Love wanted to play but wasn't permitted to. Bring on the "better without Love" pressure. I can see that being the start of difficulties for them, despite the win. LeBron is going to be wondering about his assembled big three if he wasn't already.


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spot up
Last year
14:47 9 Jun 16

Reply #588957

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Irving stepping up was the key to this (I only watched the first half). They scored quickly when they were defending well, and were able to play tough enough to defend the lead. Lebron should have more confidence in Irving at least after that win.


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Bear
Last year
14:48 9 Jun 16

Reply #588958

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

It appeared J.R. and a couple of others stepped up, as they need to, but I would still find a spot for K. Love in the team when he is ready and able...


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Anonymous
Last year
18:51 9 Jun 16

Reply #588975

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Obvious I would have thought after last finals series without Love and Irving that Thompson and others can take care of Loves business in his absence and replace his absence in the defence as they did today.. Don't want him back, bench him and make him a role player, not a starter. Mozzy did the job as far as size goes so why bother with Love in that department and others were firing on the perimeter as well and legged it on the defence and hustle.


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Hoopie
Last year
20:18 10 Jun 16

Reply #589061

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Excellent result for the Cavs, but why the 2nd quarter fade-out after the energy in the 1st quarter gave them such a big lead? I think the commentators said that the Cavs often have these fade-outs where they coast and then get clobbered - has that been the case consistently through this post-season?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:21 11 Jun 16

Reply #589085

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Hard for the Cavs to win if they're only going to play their superstar killer Delly for four minutes a game


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MACDUB
Last year
13:25 11 Jun 16

Reply #589086

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Series going as expected.

Warriors too good.

Best team of all time. They would crush the Bulls..i'm sorry but its simple math. 3>2. I hate saying that because i'm old school but its true.

Personally, my interest in the NBA is declining substantially.

Onto the Ice Hockey tomorrow. Go Penguins!


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Ricky
Last year
13:28 11 Jun 16

Reply #589087

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Told ya they were planning to win it all at home.. Wildcat Style.


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MACDUB
Last year
13:35 11 Jun 16

Reply #589089

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Getting so annoyed with the criticism of Lebron. Its ridicolous.

Everyone is forgetting that Lebron isn't losing to a 41-41 team - but they make it sound as though the Cavs were huge favourites and that they're playing a team they should smack up.

They're playing a 73-9 GOAT team.

What the hell do people expect?

Cavs and LBJ were massive underdogs.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:38 11 Jun 16

Reply #589090

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

I'll never trash Lebron. Don't like the guy but he puts in 1000% effort every game. With a decent bench this would be a much closer series


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snooch
Last year
13:55 11 Jun 16

Reply #589091

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

The Warriors aren't the best team of all time. They're the best team right now, and might end up the best of this generation, but nowhere near all-time.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:59 11 Jun 16

Reply #589092

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

They're doing what they're doing without Michael Jordan. Yeah they're the GOAT


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MACDUB
Last year
14:06 11 Jun 16

Reply #589093

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

I only feel that way snooch because of the 3 point shooting. Simple math from my perspective. One team will mostly go up in 2's..the other would go up in 3's (obviously not every possessiom but over the course of 48mins its a huge difference).

I just feel this evolution of play is on another stratosphere.


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snooch
Last year
15:35 11 Jun 16

Reply #589095

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

It's impossible to quantify because of the rule changes from generation to generation. The lack of physicality today means it's far easier to score than it ever has been.

In my opinion, if you took today's GSW and simply dropped them into a different era - say the Bulls era - they wouldn't be as effective. But if you dropped the Bulls from that era into today, I'd argue they'd be just as good.

Hubie Brown summed it up best for me on Mike and Mike recently...

http://www.sportsgrid.com/nba/hubie-brown-breaks-down-why-older-players-hate-on-the-modern-nba/


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Anonymous
Last year
16:54 11 Jun 16

Reply #589099

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Nice change to see someone being reasonable about it


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Anonymous
Last year
11:01 15 Jun 16

Reply #589295

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Well, a stunning performance by LeBron and Kyrie and we are going back to Cleveland for game 6, wow just what we all want to see I'm sure!


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spot up
Last year
11:04 17 Jun 16

Reply #589398

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

So Cleveland have started Game 6 OK..


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Anonymous
Last year
13:07 17 Jun 16

Reply #589410

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

somehow can't see delly playing in Cleveland next year


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spot up
Last year
13:09 17 Jun 16

Reply #589411

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Looks that way, hasn't been used in Game 6. Be good to see him leave there with a ring.


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spot up
Last year
13:14 17 Jun 16

Reply #589413

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

From ESPN App: "Steph Curry loses his cool after fouling out and getting ejected, throws mouthpiece that strikes a fan". Wtf?


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XY
Last year
13:32 17 Jun 16

Reply #589417

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

Was a pretty soft foul, but a complete meltdown by Steph. Was the only Warrior to have a half decent game.

Down to a one-and-done with all the pressure back on GSW and with LeBron running riot with nobody who can stop him but himself.

Very interesting, could go either way Monday morning!


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PlaymakerMo
Last year
14:16 17 Jun 16

Reply #589421

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

There were a bunch of soft calls and phantom fouls in this game for both sides. The refs just weren't on their game today.

Even if the Warriors win game 7, LeBron should win finals MVP. His last few games and overall playoff performances have been transcendent. Nobody on the Warriors - not even Curry - has come close IMO.


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spot up
Last year
14:26 17 Jun 16

Reply #589422

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

I've seen a replay now, can understand the reaction a bit given that they were still in with a chance (just) when that call was made. I'm guessing a fine for the mouthguard throw?


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Anonymous
Last year
14:37 17 Jun 16

Reply #589423

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

If he has been ejected does that mean he misses the next game?


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Ayesha
Last year
14:38 17 Jun 16

Reply #589424

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

The NBA is rigged! I won't stay silent!!


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Anonymous
Last year
14:52 17 Jun 16

Reply #589425

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

"I won't stay silent!!!!"


*deletes own tweet*


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XY
Last year
15:18 17 Jun 16

Reply #589428

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

It has been a pretty epic final two rounds either way. You have to break a record to stay relevant it seems!


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snooch
Last year
16:58 17 Jun 16

Reply #589441

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

An all-round poor performance in the integrity stakes from Golden State today. From constant whinging about refs, to the Curry incident, to Kerr saying post-match he was glad Curry threw the mouthguard.

Pretty petulant display from all of them really.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:15 17 Jun 16

Reply #589444

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

"An all-round poor performance in the integrity stakes from Golden State today"

The last week I think. Complaining about Lebron being a snitch, their family members getting involved (then getting super defensive when called out), Bogut not understanding why Green got suspended....for me, they have eleveted the Cavs to the team I want to win and I hate Lebron with a passion.


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Luuuc
Last year
17:45 17 Jun 16

Reply #589448

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

The only redeeming feature of these Finals is that they have gone the full 7 games.
Other than that, I have found this series to be pretty ordinary in terms of overall entertainment value.


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snooch
Last year
17:56 17 Jun 16

Reply #589450

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

There have been some pretty amazing individual performances in the finals. Kyrie last game was outstanding and LeBron today in pretty much every facet of the game was sublime.
Curry and Thompson have had big games and the likes of Livingston and Tristan Thompson have had their moments.


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Luuuc
Last year
18:59 17 Jun 16

Reply #589458

re: 2016 NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavaliers, Game 3

I definitely won't argue about Kyrie G5 & LeBron G6. Even LeBron's G5 was pretty impressive, just overshadowed by something even better.
But overall, the games themselves ... meh.

Monday morning is the perfect chance to go out on a high note. Hopefully we get a close one.


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