LeBron James went off the backboard to himself in Game 3

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Another chance was wasted, and the season is now just about over.

"Let's not let someone uninviting you to their house take away from that moment, because I think the championship.is way bigger than being invited to the White House, especially with him in there, in my opinion", said James of this year's NBA Final.

James can get the Cavaliers back in this series, he proved it by winning the Eastern Conference finals in seven games after Cleveland went down 2-0 to Boston, but he will need to be rejuvenated by the crowd in Cleveland because he looked very sluggish in game two. "We have an opportunity to come out and protect home".

'We've got to take care of home, ' he said. The Cavaliers rolled the dice and put Rodney Hood into the series, and got 15 points from him.

Warriors star Kevin Durant is ready for craziness. Tomorrow we'll come in and watch film, so it will replay in my mind throughout the day. But third quarters have kind of been our Achilles heel all year. "I don't think so", Lue said.

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James suffered an ankle injury in Wednesday's defeat but confirmed he will be available for the next game on Friday, as the Cavs face an uphill battle.

They were asking for trouble.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr is glad to have a familiar situation for his team in the road challenge. That's what this team does. You just knew that they wouldn't beat themselves.

So this series is just about finished, or at least, that's what the history books say. The Cavs climbed out of a 3-1 deficit to win the 2016 NBA Championship over the Warriors. Not even the most optimistic Cleveland fan could expect that to change in the coming days. Cleveland will spend the rest of this series trying to be the first to do that.

Golden State thrashed out a classic signature performance from LeBron James, who recorded a whopping 51 points, posted eight assists and eight rebounds for the Cavs.

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As his teammate Love put it: "That margin for error is so thin and so little against them that in some cases, you nearly have to be flawless".

James defended Curry after Trump blamed him for the disinvitation, tweeting: "U bum".

JaVale McGee scored 12 points, making all six of his shots in his first career National Basketball Association finals start as Kerr made a line-up switch that proved spot on.

As a result of four straight Finals matchups, both teams have little left to hide from one another.

"It was a show and it was special", said ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who also had predicted a Cleveland victory. "That wasn't the same shot", James said.

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Rodney Hood saw his first real minutes in the series and scored 15 of Cleveland's 23 bench points, going 7-for-11 from the field. Although it took until Game 5 for the Warriors to secure the series , that shot is seen by many was the one that won it.

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