OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Wednesday’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
Golden State is hurting and isn’t off to a great start in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Wednesday night’s winner will take a 2-1 lead in the title series.
Klay Thompson is out, and Kevin Durant is missing yet again for Golden State. Stephen Curry has more than tried to pick up the scoring slack, and he has 17 points on 6 for 11 shooting so far. The 11 shots are the most he’s ever taken in a single quarter of a finals game.
With Thompson sidelined with a strained hamstring, the Warriors used their 10th different starting lineup of the playoffs. That’s the most that any team has ever used in a single postseason, at least since such things started being tracked in 1971.
Leonard is playing at Oracle for the first time since the game in May 2017 when Zaza Pachulia closed out on him, got a foot in his landing space and caused Leonard to turn his ankle.
That knocked him out of that season’s West finals with San Antonio, and the Warriors went on to win the NBA title.
Source: Fox Sports