NBA Finals: LeBron James’ magic not enough as Cavs go down to Warriors in Game 3
With about six minutes to go for the first quarter in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James collided with his teammate Tristan Thompson and was knocked down.
James stayed glued to the ground for quite a while as the manic 20,562 people at the Quicken Loans Arena here turned mute. The Cleveland Cavaliers took a time-out, probably wanting more time to digest the damage to their engine room.
But up was James after a few seconds, marching straight to the bench with visible discomfort. And out he came to open the scoring immediately after the break for the Cavs. The man was unstoppable, the pain could wait.
Not for long, though.
In one of the most dramatic endings in the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors scored 11 points in the final 139 seconds to stun the home team as well as the capacity home crowd with a 118-113 win here on Wednesday. It gave the Warriors a cushioning 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Finals, and brought them one step closer to the championship.
Needing to dodge danger for just over a couple of minutes, the Cavs surrendered to the class of Kevin Durant, who scored a game-turning …read more