ESPN Craziest Moments: What’s Next for the NBA?
The Warriors have played two games in a row and have lost two of those games.
Golden State’s defense has been fantastic this season.
They’ve won eight of their last nine games, outscoring opponents 41-23.
They are a much-improved defensive team this year.
They lead the NBA in field goal percentage at 47.6%, and have held teams to fewer than 80 points three times.
The Warriors are also third in points allowed per 100 possessions, which ranks sixth.
The NBA is now down to a three-team race for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
The Cavaliers have won their last five games, and their win streak is only two games.
They have won three straight.
They’re No. 3 in the league in offensive efficiency, allowing just 87.3 points per 100.
They have lost three of their past four games.
Cleveland is now on a six-game losing streak, including a loss to the Warriors.
The Cavs are averaging just 88.3 possessions per game.
They will face the Lakers in Game 4 of the Finals on Thursday night.
This is the first time in the NBA playoffs that both teams are playing in Los Angeles.
The Clippers and Lakers have played three games apiece in the last two years.
Both teams have lost in the first round.
The Lakers are 5-13 in the playoffs, with a losing record in all but one of the last nine.
The Cavaliers have been 6-2 in the series.