Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Golden State Warriors' Iguodala reportedly expects Finals return

Golden State Warriors' Iguodala reportedly expects Finals return

"We know it's going to be tough to hear one another, but we've got to be better with that". He said Tuesday that he doesn't know if he'll stay there for Game 3 in Cleveland on Wednesday night. Both Curry and Shaun Livingston had more rebounds than Thompson. Learn from what cost San Antonio a title in 2013, too. Now, LeBron James and company are home underdogs as they are in desperation mode to get back in the series. Santana and his wife Cindy Blackman Santana spoke to guest host Tim Reynolds before they performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Game 2 of the series. We've been here the last three years for Game 3.

Game 3 has to be everything for the Warriors as well.

Down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, James and the Cavaliers are entering must-win territory for Game 3 on Wednesday in Cleveland.

Cleveland pushed Golden State to the wire in a memorable Game 1 that went to overtime before getting blown out in Game 2.

Game 3 of the NBA Finals again, yes. With King James playing like he is, Golden State knows they can not sleep on this Cleveland squad.

"I mean, I just love that support from my teammates", Durant said, "and I think we all just support each other in a real - with a real childlike approach to the game".

They're saying all the right things.

"We talk about his versatility all the time", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. "Being the elder statesman here and seeing what has all gone into being on this stage every single year - when it comes to the guys that I get to suit up with every single night, from Bob Myers down to the coaching staff to the ownership - it's just a transformation that I got to see firsthand and all the details that went into it". We're chasing history, some of those things that are achievable for a team like us. We could all go do something else and live a much more balanced life, but we all kind of like this opportunity to compete.

"If they win this one, they're right up there with all of the teams for a dynasty-type caliber situation up here in Golden State". To put that into perspective, Curry has drilled 56 three's so far this postseason, despite sitting out the Warriors' first six playoff games (he's appeared in 13 games).

Iguodala's return would be another big boost for the Warriors, who lead the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in this title series and now get the 2015 NBA Finals MVP back into their rotation. This postseason, he's averaging 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals over 27.5 minutes per contest. If the Warriors can continue to blow up the third quarter, they will probably, most likely, blowup this series. Golden State never trailed.

Excluding garbage time, the Cavaliers bench combined for 11 points. They took a page from the 2014 Spurs - who beat James in five games in the NBA Finals that year, the end of his Miami era - and routinely picked him up 30 to 40 feet away from the basket.

"It's nearly like playing the Patriots", James said afterward.

The Warriors welcome that. "They're not going to beat themselves".

The formula worked Sunday.

Rakuten had already been involved in Japanese sport and owns the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team and the Vissel Kobe soccer club, who last month signed legendary Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta. In the postgame presser, Smith said it hurt more because the team lost at home.

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