Why do the Golden State Warriors wear No. 42 on their jerseys?

Now he's looking for a big payday. To me, a "ring chaser" is a guy at the end of a long, distinguished career, who latches onto a championship-caliber team in their final years of his career in hopes of winning that elusive title. "They made every play down the stretch".

The two sides have not discussed financial terms of any new contract, sources said, though there have been discussions during the playoffs about work flow and other organizational issues of interest to both Gilbert and Griffin.

Regardless, in the second quarter, LeBron pulled off some real wizardry reminiscent of Kevin Durant's circus shot from Game 2, and scored even when he wasn't trying to.

Defiant in the face of a 2-0 deficit to the postseason-perfect Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, the defending champions are sticking with their plan. Now he wants to get paid.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said a full 48 minutes of defensive focus will be needed to contain the Warriors.

On the night, the four-time MVP went 15-for-27 from the floor, including 4-of-9 from long-range, adding 11 boards, a game-high nine assists, a steal and a blocked shot in almost 46 minutes of work. That left the eery feeling that the Warriors actually might be the team that can play better.

The Warriors turnover problems from Game 2 carried over to Wednesday night, when they had 18, which helped the Cavaliers stay in the game. We've been here. The guys that were here a year ago understand it's the hardest thing to do is to try to close out a series and we've got two more games to go. The topic of conversation today has been about what it would mean if the Warriors finished the playoffs 16-0.

“When you watch it, it doesnt necessarily seem as bad because you understand that the things that you cant control, ” he said. For MJ, his first Finals against the Lakers in 1991 marked the beginning of a three-year run of Bulls' championships.

Thompson followed up his 22-point performance in Game 2 with 16 points in the first quarter of Game 3, going 5 for 7 from the field and 4 for 5 from three-point range as the Warriors set an NBA Finals record by burying nine three-pointers in the first quarter.

You never know when the dynamite could go off, but Green sounded like a man of his word Sunday when he said, "I think I'm a pretty smart guy, and I learned my lesson".

"Game 3 has been rough for us historically, and especially in this building", Curry said. While James has thrived so far and had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to tie Magic Johnson's record with his eighth career Finals triple-double Sunday, he hasn't gotten almost enough help.

"At that point I was a little bit more composed than earlier in that possession", Curry said. "We don't play slowdown basketball", James said. On Sunday, Durant led the Warriors with 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and five blocks.

So maybe, just maybe, the Golden State Warriors are that good-and that special.

Curry was upset by his eight turnovers as Cleveland vowed to put more pressure on the ball and keep Durant from driving and dunking untouched as he did so many times in Game 1. In the first quarter, it happened again - James went out and Golden State created separation - and former Charlotte Hornet and North Carolina Tar Heel J.R. Reid took to Twitter with an astute post. With unmatched firepower, the Warriors are pushing the pace and the Cavaliers to exhaustion. They need big nights from James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love - and even then a roster of struggling role players has to pick it up. "Nothing was really going our way, but we were still there".

  • Julie Sanders