Date & Time: Wednesday, June 8, 9:00 PM
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, Ohio)
Head to head record
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers 110-77 (2015/2016 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 (2015/2016 NBA)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors 98-132 (2015/2016 NBA)
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers 89-93 (2015/2016 NBA)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors 75-83 (2015 Las Vegas Summer League)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 110-77 loss to Golden State Warriors when they take on the title holders at their Quicken Loans Arena. Tyronn Lue’s men are eager to keep their hopes of winning the NBA title alive, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of beating the high-flying Warriors.
Even though many people expected that Cleveland Cavaliers would get their revenge on Golden State Warriors for the defeat in the 2015 NBA finals, Tyronn Lue’s troops have been playing below expectations in the series against the reigning champions. Following a 104-89 loss to Warriors, Cavs suffered even heavier defeat in game 2, with the team losing to Steve Kerr’s troops 110-77. Kevin Love produced a fine performance in game 1, but he was playing below expectations in Sunday’s game against Warriors, scoring no more than 5 points during the match. LeBron James scored 19 points in the 110-77 defeat, but he will have to produce a much better display in game 3 if he is to help his teammates stay in the race for the NBA trophy. Cleveland have been impressive at home in the 2016 NBA play-offs and it remains to be seen if they are capable of recording their eighth consecutive victory at their Quicken Loans
Arena on Wednesday evening.
Andre Iguoadala was hit below the belt in game 2, but he should be fit to face Golden State Warriors on Wednesday evening. The likes of Kaun and McRae are both inactive.
Warriors proving their worth
Golden State Warriors failed to impress in the Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City Thunder. The reigning champions were on the verge of suffering a shocking elimination in the tie against Kevin Durant and Co, but they once again showed character and a will to succeed. Steve Kerr is doing a great job with Warriors and they have already recorded two wins over Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals. However, the defending champions need to take Wednesday’s match against Cavs very seriously as their job is half-done. Stephen Curry failed to impress in game 1, but he produced a much better display in Sunday’s game, hitting no less than four threes in the 110-77 win over Cavaliers. Damond Green led the team to the victory with 28 points and, no doubt, he will play an important role in Steve Kerr’s team in game 3.
The likes of Looney and McAdoo are both out of contention, while Anderson Varejao did not enter the court in game 2. However, the Brazilian center could play some part in Wednesday’s clash.
- Cleveland Cavaliers scored 100+ points in each of their previous 14 home games
- Cavs are eyeing their eighth straight win at their Quicken Loans Arena
- Steve Kerr’s troops are after their fifth consecutive win over Cavs on the road
- Golden State conceded 100+ points in previous five away games
- Cleveland ace Lebron James had nine assists in game 2
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors betting pick
Cleveland Cavaliers are running down a blind alley at the moment, but Wednesday’s match against Golden State Warriors could be the turning point for Tyronn Lue’s charges. It is well known that Cavs are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that Warriors conceded 100+ points in previous five away matches, home win appears on the cards.
Pick: Cleveland to win