Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers – Game 3

NBA: 09.00 PM EST

June 6, 2018

Golden State looked more like the defending champions in Game 2, dispatching the Cleveland Cavaliers without much difficulty 122-103 at Oracle Arena on Sunday night. The Warriors shot a blistering 57% from the field in a game that never really threatened to be as close as the series opener.

Lebron James tallied 29 points on 10-20 shooting in another of a long line of stellar playoff efforts, but the Cavs couldn’t overcome the three-headed monster that is the Warriors scoring threat (Curry, Durant, Thompson). On Sunday, it was Curry’s turn to lead the way in scoring for Golden State, dazzling with several high-difficulty three-pointers en route to 33 points of his own.

Klay Thompson has been a quiet contributor thus far in the playoffs for Golden State, scoring consistently but being overshadowed by the gargantuan efforts of Curry and Durant. I’m pegging Game 3 as Klay’s coming out party; he’s averaging 22.7 ppg in his last 10 games, and 22.0 ppg overall against Cleveland this year. Oddsmakers have shown him a fairly soft line of 19 total points, so I’ll back the over in a game I expect the Warriors to win or at the very least be competitive.

Our NBA Free Tip: Klay Thompson over 19 points

Connor Woods

Connor has been an avid athlete, sports fan, and pro capper for several years now. He graduated from the University of Alabama and supports the Crimson Tide in addition to four major teams in Chicago: the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls. One of his passions is visiting MLB stadiums - he's currently seen a game in 17 of the 30 active parks.

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