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Will the Warriors come out and play?
This poll is closed.
WARRIORS!!!!!!!! 27 23.28%
No they're dead 17 14.66%
Because Matthew Dellavedova killed them 20 17.24%
Steph Curry looks alive so they should be alright 17 14.66%
This game is gonna own 35 30.17%
Total: 64 votes
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Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003



That's LeBron's average points/rebounds/assists through the first three games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4va0yanY_z4

In Game Three, it looked like the Warriors were dead. They were down 20 in the third, and then Steph Curry woke up and remembered that he could shoot the basketball. Also, Steve Kerr woke up and remember that David Lee actually plays basketball. It was a one-point game in the fourth quarter, but then Curry made some dumb turnovers. LeBron? 40/12/8. Matthew Dellavedova had 20 points and played 38 minutes. And now we all love him. Klay Thompson didn't shoot well again. Tristan Thompson was tough inside again. JR Smiff was alright.

This brings us to...



Cleveland is up 2-1. I don't think anyone saw that coming before the series started. Long story short: Golden State has to win this game as 3-1 comebacks in the NBA are extremely rare, and get more rare the further you go up the playoff ladder. If the Warriors do lose the finals, they'll be the first team to win 65+ games and be the NBA runner-up.

Does LeBron go for 50? Does Steph show up for more than a half? Does Klay remember how to shoot? Does Matthew Dellavedova become the NBA's next big superstar?



































Pregame reading materials:

Cavaliers use old-school plan to frustrate Warriors: http://www.nba.com/2015/news/featur...ls=iref:nbahpts
Dellavedova, Shumpert get green light for Game 4: http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2015/...ls=iref:nbahpts
Green (back spasms) expected to play in Game 4: http://www.nba.com/2015/news/06/10/...ls=iref:nbahpts
First three games of finals draws highest ratings ever on ABC: http://www.nba.com/2015/news/06/10/...ls=iref:nbahpts
LeBron won't let Cavs doze off now: http://www.nba.com/2015/news/featur...=iref:nbahpt13a
Should the Warriors double LeBron: http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2015/...=iref:nbahpt13a
Statistical preview: http://stats.nba.com/finals/2015-ga...=iref:nbahpt13a
Is LeBron shooting too much? http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/1...-too-many-shots
Dellavedova to forego coffee: http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/201...radition-game-4
Are the Cavaliers nearing their breaking point? http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/201...g-critical-mass
Kerr takes swipe at LeBron no-call: http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/201...non-call-ruling
Cavaliers have the lead, but work to do: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/cavali...04961--nba.html
Cavs fighting injuries, fatigue: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/lebron...22255--nba.html
Warriors confident of another comeback: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/warrio...32630--nba.html
Green wants to see more fight from the Warriors: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/draymo...-010651998.html
LeBron cooking up something special: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/lebron...-220644704.html
Looking ahead to Game 4: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-b...-212041836.html
Dellavedova's hometown to rename arena after him: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-b...-180139240.html

Tipoff in two hours. until then, discuss, read, and have fun.

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Confounding Factor
Jul 4, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


The flames around Lebron is a nice touch.

I'm just hoping Lebron won't be cramping up bad this game.

Tokyo Sex Whale
Oct 9, 2012

"My butt smells like vanilla ice cream"

"This could be useful."

-- David Blatt to no one in particular, Forgotten Supply Closet, 8 July 2014 12:28:47, after adding manila folder labelled PLAN FOR BASKETBALL BY MIKE FRATELLO to his inventory.

ketchup vs catsup
Nov 30, 2006




so in 31 of the last 32 finals the first four games have been either 4-0 or 2-2?

Lessail
Apr 1, 2011


tell me how vgk aren't playing like shit again

p.s. help my grapes are so sour!


Let's go to game 7!!!!

Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003



Malloreon posted:

so in 31 of the last 32 finals the first four games have been either 4-0 or 2-2?
No. 32 NBA Finals have started with a team down 3-1 after four games. None of those 32 have come back to win in seven games - they are 0-for-32.

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



El Diablo

ketchup vs catsup
Nov 30, 2006



Crazy Ted posted:

No. 32 NBA Finals have started with a team down 3-1 after four games. None of those 32 have come back to win in seven games - they are 0-for-32.

Got it, I totally read that wrong, my bad.

Philthy
Jan 28, 2003



Pillbug

Jesus, Sandler has seen better days.

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


I'll be legitimately shocked if the Cavs win this one.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

NickRoweFillea posted:

I'll be legitimately shocked if the Cavs win this one.

-Me, before game 2

NickRoweFillea posted:

I'll be legitimately shocked if the Cavs win this one.

-Me, before game 3

Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003



Malloreon posted:

Got it, I totally read that wrong, my bad.
Yeah. I've got to think that the Warriors know this, so I'd be shocked if the Warriors either:

A) Start like poo poo tonight and end up down a bunch like they did in Game Three
B) Lose

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



NickRoweFillea posted:

I'll be legitimately shocked if the Cavs win this one.

Like level of shocked?

Eifert Posting
Mar 31, 2007

Atkins Diet


Grimey Drawer

I don't wanna feel bad anymore for rooting for the Browns to fail.


Go Cavs.

Ramadu
Aug 25, 2004

2015 NFL MVP



gently caress it

I believe in Lebron

Go Cavs

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Ramadu posted:

gently caress it

I believe in Lebron

Go Cavs

Nadir
Apr 12, 2003

It's only up from here

Ramadu posted:

gently caress it

I believe in Lebron

Go Cavs

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

Aloy, Despite the Nora


Ramadu posted:

gently caress it

I believe in Lebron

Go Cavs

The right opinion.

ketchup vs catsup
Nov 30, 2006



Ramadu posted:

gently caress it

I believe in Lebron

Go Cavs

I too believe in possibly the best basketball player to ever play.

Joking aside, I really do want to see King James drag his Knights of the Cleveland Table to victory of an historically good team.

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

Aloy, Despite the Nora


I know it won't happen but I would love nothing more than for the Cavs to run them out of the building.

Artic Puma
Jun 22, 2007

Chef Curry with the pot, boy!


Ohh poo poo, the Warriors are starting Iggy instead of Bogut?

Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003



Artic Puma posted:

Ohh poo poo, the Warriors are starting Iggy instead of Bogut?

brandino
Apr 15, 2002



Artic Puma posted:

Ohh poo poo, the Warriors are starting Iggy instead of Bogut?

I thought they said David Lee, but that sounded like crazy talk.

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


Metapod posted:

Like level of shocked?

Yeah

Artic Puma
Jun 22, 2007

Chef Curry with the pot, boy!


I am only sort of watching the pre-game so its possible I heard wrong.

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

Aloy, Despite the Nora


Artic Puma posted:

I am only sort of watching the pre-game so its possible I heard wrong.

You did not

DeepDickPizza
Oct 11, 2012

It's me, It's me, It's DDP!!


Iggy starting over Bogut is very cool with me.

Crazy Ted
Jul 29, 2003



There's a large risk in starting David Lee: you improve the flow of the offense, but greatly damage paint defense and possibly open the lane for LeBron.

Starting Iguodala is even weirder.

Spring Break My Heart
Feb 15, 2012


its not the biggest difference in the world who starts.

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




Hair Elf

Crazy Ted posted:

There's a large risk in starting David Lee: you improve the flow of the offense, but greatly damage paint defense and possibly open the lane for LeBron.

Starting Iguodala is even weirder.

I would understand starting him over Barnes or Green, but I don't get starting him over Bogut unless Kerr has insane bullshit cooked up

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/cavs/status/609153090370043905



why isn't flair mourning the death of the american dweem

GZA Genius
Jan 29, 2009


Go dubs, I hope delladova gets buried by a beast mode Curry and LeBron cramps out of the game

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!

GZA Genius posted:

Go dubs, I hope delladova gets buried by a beast mode Curry and LeBron cramps out of the game

Look at this fucker not appreicating scrap.

Winkie01
Nov 28, 2004


Go cavs

Juaguocio
Jun 5, 2005

Oh, David...


Metapod posted:

El Diablo



Sheriff LeBron takes on the Splash Gang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWukjOiNMHg

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

Aloy, Despite the Nora


Stay on key Usher

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009






Named after a Edgar Allen Poe story

DeepDickPizza
Oct 11, 2012

It's me, It's me, It's DDP!!


This is garbage. What the gently caress are you doing Usher?

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


Usher has a gold mic and gold earpiece

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Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005





Where did the tempo go?

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