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Jun 8, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dribbles the ball around Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) and Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the third quarter in game three of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Finals Preview: Cavaliers Host Warriors in Game 4

Jun 8, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) shoots the ball against Golden State Warriors forward Anderson Varejao (18) in game three of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Jun 8, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) shoots the ball against Golden State Warriors forward Anderson Varejao (18) in game three of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

After back-to-back losses, it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers were done. The Cavs had lost by over 10 points to the Golden State Warriors in the first two games of the NBA Finals, and there didn’t seem any hope of coming back. But, the Cavaliers began clicking in Game 3 and blew out the Warriors by 30 points. They will be looking to continue that momentum tonight when they host the Warriors in Game 4 with a chance to tie the series.

If the Cavs want to win tonight, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving need to have another performance like they did in Game 3. James led the team with 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and Irving had 30 points, four rebounds and eight assists.

Cleveland held the Warriors, the team that currently leads the NBA in postseason points per game, to 27.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc and to just a 42.1 field goal percentage in the entire game.

None of Golden State’s players scored over 20 points.

However, Warriors’ forward Draymond Green said the poor shooting percentage was not the reason why they lost. He said they played too soft against the Cavs. Green played 36 minutes and scored just six points Wednesday night.

Cavs’ forward Kevin Love’s status for Game 4 is currently unknown. Love missed Game 3 with a concussion.

ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM and AM 850 WRUF has live coverage starting at 8 pm.

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