The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a 96-91 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals 2015 on Tuesday night as they continue to build momentum.
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In yet another thrilling encounter between these two teams, the Cavs were dominating proceedings for the most part as their defensive intensity slowed down the potent Warriors offense yet again.
After struggling through the opening three quarters, Golden State exploded into life in the fourth to ensure that it was a nervy ending for the Cavs, but still perhaps worryingly for Cleveland it appeared as though Stephen Curry finally found his shot.
LeBron James once again led the way for his team with 40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as he continues to dominate in this series and help his team upset the odds.
Meanwhile, he was well supported by Matthew Dellavedova who had 20 points while Tristan Thompson added 10 points and 13 rebounds in another impressive outing.
For the Warriors, Curry ended the game with 27 points and six assists as he put his early struggles behind him to play a pivotal role in ensuring that it was close finish which will give the Western Conference champions some confidence heading into Game 4.
Elsewhere, Andre Iguodala and David Lee in particular were great sparks off the bench and coach Steve Kerr will have plenty to think about ahead of Thursday night as Golden State now look to plot a way back into the series.
Result: Golden State Warriors 91-96 Cleveland Cavaliers