GSW vs CLE DREAM11 NBA Finals Prediction, Game-3, 7th June – Fantasy Team News
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors
NBA Finals, Game- 3, Warriors lead the series, 2-0
GSW vs CLE DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Cleveland Cavaliers had a genuine chance of winning the game-1, LeBron James was playing like a rejuvenated young kid trying to prove his worth, outshining home team's holy trinity of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson while his companion-in-good-things Kevin Love gave a decent rendition of a supporting cast.
But as they A Small Leak Will Sink Even a Big Ship, J. R. Smith proved to be a big culprit for the Cavaliers as his misjudgment cost his team a big win. Then came the game-2 and Curry came into his own with the big Basketball in his hands. The two-time NBA MVP racked up nine three-pointers, a new record for three-pointers in an NBA Finals game, something you may find shocking considering how good he is from beyond the arc. His incredible performance which had more than one celebratory moves helped the defending Champions beat the Cavaliers 122-103 for a 2-0 lead in this 7 game NBA finals series.
Can history repeat itself?
Back in 2016, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers battled against each other for the 2nd time in a row for the NBA glory. Just like this time around, the Dubs played the first two games at home and won both to take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Cavs won the game-3 to cut the deficit to 2-1 but Warriors mesmerized the Quicken Loans Arena in Game-3, winning the match 108-97 and were just one win away from winning their 2nd championship in a row.
But those were the days when Cavaliers boasted two of the best players in their ranks and the time when Kyrie Irving was still playing with his buddy LeBron James. Come the game-4, both James and Irving scored a whopping 82 points between them, (41 points each), and shocked Steve Kerr's men with a resounding 112-97 win at Oracle Arena. The Cavs followed it up with two more wins to wrap up the series in game-7 and won their only championship to date.
But the question is can Cavaliers repeat their performance of the past and win this series? Maybe yes. But Kevin Love will have to play the Kyrie Irving role which he is capable of and they also need to avoid the brain-fade moments which J.R. Smith endured in Game-1.
When: June 7, 06:30 AM IST
Where: Quicken Loans Arena
Regular Season Record-
Golden State Warriors – Win – 58, Loss – 24
Cleveland Cavaliers – Win – 50, Loss – 32
GSW vs CLE DREAM11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Game Time Decisions
Golden State Warriors:
Andre Iguodala is still listed under questionable for this match. The 34-year-old hasn't featured in this series for the defending champions. No other player has any injuries or suspension concerns ahead of this match. However, there could be some last-ditch changes in the squad as players could suffer injuries in the training. Watch this space for all the latest updates regarding this match-
To be fair, Cavaliers are only concerned about two players – Kevin Love and Lebron James. Both these players are fit and need to put in their best performance to get one over Warriors in this series. There's no doubt that James will dazzle in this game, only Love must play the role what Kyrie Irving played back in 2016.
Chris Boucher has been ruled out from this match for the home team.
GSW vs CLE Dream11 Playing Team: Probable
Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, George Hill, J. R. Smith
Golden State Warriors – Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, JaVale McGee, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson
From the Bench: – GSW vs CLE Dream11
Cleveland Cavaliers – Kyle Korver, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman
Golden State Warriors – Nick Young, Shaun Livingston, Quinn Cook, Jordan Well, David West, Kevon Looney, Patrick McCaw
GSW vs CLE Dream11 Key Players:
Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson
Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James, Kevin Love
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Let's take a scenario here – No team in the history of NBA playoffs or NBA finals has ever come back from 3-0 down to win the series. If Cleveland Cavaliers lose this game, Golden State Warriors will be 3-0 up and only a fool would bet against them winning just one game in the next four games.
But as they say, nothing is impossible for a willing person and teams and athletes have shown in the past that great and unthinkable achievements could be achieved through perseverance or just take a look at what Leicester City achieved in 2016.
Beating Warriors in a 7-game series is nothing short of beating a Goliath in a one-on-one battle and Cavaliers have no choice but to go for the kill.
Our prediction is with LeBron James here, he is in his backyard and must win the game to keep the scoreline within reach – Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Game-3.
GSW vs CLE DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS GSW vs CLE DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.