The Cleveland Cavaliers’ defensive play has been the unsung hero, and one of the major reasons the Cavs now hold a 2-1 series lead.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson thinks it’s just a matter of time until the Dubs locate their offensive firepower—Golden State has outscored Cleveland 292-291 through three games—and that in the end, that will be the difference.
Per the Mercury News:
The Cavaliers befuddled the Warriors’ juggernaut offense before their home crowd and held off a late charge to escape with a 96-91 win in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of seven series. […] “I didn’t like our energy,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I didn’t like our body language for much of that first three quarters. This is what we have to fight through.”
The Warriors shot 40 percent from the field, and saw Harrison Barnes go scoreless in 19 minutes on 0-for-8 shooting while Draymond Green was 2 for 10 from the field. Green acknowledged afterward he is dealing with a back injury. […] The Warriors expressed confidence rather than frustration after a game they never led and yet another slow start they could not explain.
“We haven’t even had a good game offensively these three days, and we were still in it every game,” guard Klay Thompson said. “If we get our offense back, which we will, we’re going to win this series.”