LeBron James expects teammates to step up in home NBA Finals games

Annette Crawford
June 7, 2018

James will have to do all that with the Warriors paying even more attention to him. Specifically, when Stephen Curry fell into the Cleveland bench after throwing up a three-point shot.

It also partly explains why the Warriors have a 2-0 NBA Finals series lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers entering tonight's Game 3.

James said of Curry, "Every shot that he takes that goes in, he has the business of making them".

The Cavaliers lost Game 3 past year, won Game 4, before Golden State closed it out at home in Game 5. They've proven they can win on someone else's floor and do it in any fashion, in any way.

That is some pretty sophisticated sports analysis for an assistant that lives in your speaker and is generally tasked with helping you turn out your lights or play music. "I think we've done a great job of playing here throughout the course of the playoffs".

"I think this is just the start of a long journey".

"He's doing better", Kerr said Tuesday afternoon.

Let's face it - LeBron James is a machine. The Warriors believe it could've led to a potentially serious injury for Curry. I know how clips can get broken up and somebody can clip that and be like, 'Oh, LeBron said he doesn't feel good.' I personally don't feel good today of the deficit that we have.

James said he was just going over what transpired in those closing seconds: George Hill missing a free throw, Smith "dribbling the ball out", and Draymond Green committing an uncalled lane violation. "Just showing we can adapt to different situations". After what the Cavaliers have experienced this season, a 2-0 deficit in the Finals against a star-studded Warriors squad on the cusp of being stamped as a modern-day dynasty seems manageable. "Also, just being in the right spot on the court".

"We've figured out a good balance", Durant said.

There's a hint of viewer fatigue for the latest chapter of the NBA's Cleveland-Golden State rivalry.

Thompson, who was a game-time decision due to an ankle injury, contributed 20 points in 34 minutes. The small forward is a regular starter and in his absence, coach Steve Kerr has been affording opportunities to the likes of Shaun Livingston and JaVale McGee.

Golden State made 57.3 percent of its shots in the game. Subsequently, Curry has taken 12.2 percent of his shots in isolation in the postseason after having lower numbers in the 2017-18 regular season (6.9 percent), 2016-17 regular season (7.4 percent) and 2017 playoffs (10.6 percent). He also compiled a game-high 13 assists and missed a triple-double by one rebound, recording nine.

"I don't think it was necessarily a lack of them knowing how to play with each other from the beginning more so than it was trying to force it to happen", Green said. "I thought we at least made him somewhat uncomfortable at times".

CLEVELAND The Warriors' humble superstar offered a window into how he views another star teammate sharing the same ball. When we get into a dynasty is Michael Jordan and them winning six, that's a dynasty.

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