Cavs Roar Back; Blow Out Warriors in Game 3

In many ways, Game 3 of the NBA Finals was very similar to Game 2. The home team got off to a nice start in the first half, then built on that lead in the second half, before causing many of the casual viewers to turn off their TV sets early. But, there was one big difference — the team doing the dominating.

In Game 3, the Cleveland Cavaliers got off to a 33-16 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back as they took care defending their home court by taking down the Golden State Warriors, 120-90. LeBron James struggled to get his start early, but finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists. Cavs’ point guard, Kyrie Irving, had the hot hand early, and finished with 30 points and 8 assists.

For the Warriors, this game was one the Splash Brothers would like to forget, as Steph Curry finished with 19 points after having just 4 in the middle of the third quarter. Klay Thompson finished with just 10 points on 4-13 shooting.

Social media, as you might imagine, was very impressed with the Cavs’ hot start, but kept sensing that a Warriors’ comeback might be coming — until it didn’t. Let’s take a look at the graph for this game:

Here's the graph of Game 3. Be sure to check out the full version at SocialDelta.com.
Here’s the graph of Game 3. Be sure to check out the full version at SocialDelta.com.

Let’s take a look at some of the best tweets in the game, courtesy of Social Delta. First, during the Cavs big run in the first quarter:

Even with the big lead, many still thought a Warriors comeback could be imminent:

However, it was not in the cards as the Cavs closed out.

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