OVERTIME: Tony, Romona and Mark preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins

Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins

As he stepped onto the podium, back among friendly faces and in the building where he has done some of his finest work, James seemed at ease, nearly content.

Moments later, his demeanor shifted.

Wednesday, June 6: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. "LeBron James, I guess", he said with a laugh. "I don't like the mood that I'm in right now".

Only 20 teams have ever recovered from an 0-2 deficit in the playoffs, but James was responsible for three of those comebacks. "They always shoot better at home, so you've got to expect that".

The Cavaliers may be in a dark place.

Curry finally found his stroke from distance, hitting his only 3-pointer of the game to extend Golden State's lead to 101-97 with just under three minutes remaining.

"We had our chances", James said. "The guys are engaged and locked in". His ability to handle the ball, shoot the ball, make plays at his length, his size, his speed.

It's easy to understand Lue's confidence.

Durant, who tilted this rivalry toward the West Coast when he signed with the Warriors as a free agent before last season, was brilliant from the start.

"My heart thinks Cleveland can still win the series", he said. There's no denying their toughness. He's been leading us and been great, not only this season, but seasons past. It's a very tall task.

Without Iguodala, the Warriors dispatched the Rockets in the Western Conference final series and have pushed to a 2-0 lead over the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. They've learned the hard way.

Curry scored 33 points and was 9-of-17 on 3-point attempts in Golden State's 122-103 victory in Game 2.

With so much traffic going on near the arena, the Cavaliers organization is recommending that anyone coming down to enjoy the game or Cavs Fan Fest arrive earlier than they'd expect to accommodate traffic.

Hood had a rough go against the Warriors in the playoffs a year ago, making just 1 of 15 3s for the Jazz. "I just internalize", Durant said. "And he was standing over my leg and I don't understand what people want me to do". Kevin Durant almost single-handedly kept the Warriors in the game.

"That was awesome what he did out there tonight", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. "If not tomorrow, then in Game 4".

"It was good just having him, settling the game down", guard Shaun Livingston said.

Smith's mistake in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 was one of the biggest reasons for the team's loss. Winning this championship specifically would put James over the top in this debate by being able to take down a super team.

"Damn cameras", James joked when asked about the video. ". I don't know where they will fall in my book, but they will have a nice chapter".

"That margin for error is so little, so thin against them, I think in some cases you have to be flawless", Love said. "I don't care at all".

They are the last team to get swept in the finals, dropping four straight to San Antonio in 2007. The most important thing, I think, is physicality. "(Kevin Durant) roam freely".

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