“When you have the greatest shooter in the world trying to get an easy one or trying to get in rhythm, it's our job to try to keep him out. No matter if it's after the whistle or not. That was just my mindset,” James said. “Anytime, if you're a great player and you see the ball go in, no matter if it's after the play or during the play, then you start feeling it. Not that you feel good because you know what you're capable of, but it helps. So I didn't want him to see the ball go in.”Golden State is still waiting for the real Curry to finally show up,Nike Lebron 13 but the Cavaliers no longer have those concerns. James was the leader, the scorer, the defender, the distributor and the force of nature that Cleveland needed him to be to avoid rolling over against a team that for so long, for too long, has had its number.
Walking out of the Cavaliers’ locker room after the game, James was wearing sunglasses and nibbling on a piece of baked chicken when rapper 2 Chainz, waiting outside, spotted him and shouted, “King!” James licked his fingers, shared a handshake and a hug with the rapper before 2 Chainz cracked a joke about the food on James’s plate. James leaned back and chuckled before heading to the postgame podium, smiling about the only time all night he would let someone else get the last laugh.
LeBron James found his jumper in Game 3 of the Finals.The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a dominant Game 3 win (120-90) over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night to move the NBA Finals to 2-1.The Cavaliers appeared to find their rhythm on offense,Nike Lebron 13 Elite Black White as four players scored in double figures, led by LeBron James' 32 points.Perhaps the most encouraging part of James' bounce-back performance was his jump shot finally finding the net, as he's been mired in shooting struggles nearly the entire year.While James' scoring stats this season were right in line with his career numbers, he shot just 31% from three-point range, the second-worst figure of his career. He also saw his midrange jumper betray him this season, as he hit just 34% from 10-16 feet out, his worst mark in six years. In Games 1 and 2 of the Finals, LeBron shot 42%, well below the 53% he's averaging in the postseason.