The Cavaliers, primarily through LeBron, attacked Golden State and scored 52 points in the paint, not counting foul shots earned in the lane.
It appears J.R. Smith has become a fan favorite at Oracle Arena for his now infamous mishap that helped the Golden State Warriors take Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Pretty sure the way we handled things previous year, we'd stay consistent with that. They come off a pick-and-roll and he just stopped behind and pulled four or five feet behind the 3-point line. You just knew that like every possession we were playing San Antonio when I was in Miami, you just knew if you made a mistake [they] will make you pay.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr is glad to have a familiar situation for his team in the road challenge.
Surprise starter JaVale McGee ignited the home crowd by hammering down some alley-oops to give the Warriors an early lead. The games will also be available for live streaming on the ESPN app.
"Maybe it's just a tradition that needs to stop if everybody is going to be disinvited", Green said. Smith was only 2-7 when James try to set him up to score.
LeBron: I mean, when you're down like this, in a deficit like this versus a team like this, there's no good feeling. The last sweep in the Finals was San Antonio over Cleveland in 2007 in James' debut trip to the championship round.
"We've got to come out with a sense of urgency to start", Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. "This is the last team in the world you want to relax against".
"It's not surprising hearing the news today with the Eagles", James said.
"So the rest of the night will be tough". The talk is usually about how bad the role players played and how James saved the day. Game 4 is Friday (9 p.m. ET, ABC). So it's going to be huge for us. In order to win a championship a team has to step up and do something extraordinary.
'We've got to take care of home, ' he said. "And if we can do that, guys can look in the mirror and live with themselves".
And believe it, James was not going to relax Wednesday night. Not many people expected them to get to the NBA Finals this season.