NBA Finals links: Sorting through the aftermath of Game 3

First, the biggest news coming out of Wednesday’s team availabilities:

Warriors’ Draymond Green suffering from back spasms

Despite fatigue, Dellavedova expected to play in Game 4

Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert has shoulder bruise

A collection of opinions about this series after Cleveland’s Game 3 win on Tuesday:

Mark Purdy: Warriors in mega-trouble after Game 3 loss

Tim Kawakami: Stephen Curry shows much-needed late spark

Marcus Thompson: Warriors need to match heart, hustle of Cavaliers

Chris Haynes: Eating crow on the issue of Delly

Bud Shaw: LeBron’s big minutes paying off big for Cavaliers

Terry Pluto: Gritty turns out pretty in Game 3 victory

Marla Ridenour: What LeBron James is doing is simply staggering


Warriors’ Klay Thompson to play after getting kneed in Game 2: ‘It’s just a charley horse’

CLEVELAND – Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he was kneed in the thigh in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but he will play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 on Tuesday.

“It’s just a charley horse,” said Thompson, who scored a team-high 34 points Sunday.

Thompson did not appear on the Warriors’ injury report released Monday before WKYC-TV reported he had a “noticeable limp” getting off the team bus after the team arrived in Cleveland.

A team spokesman said Monday after the report that Thompson was getting regular icing on his leg. Thompson before Game 3 downplayed the notion he was limping.

“As far as I know, everything’s fine,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.


NBA Finals links: What’s being said in the buildup to Game 3?

Here’s what they’re saying about the Warriors:

Warriors seek cure for ‘horrible’ offense

Tim Kawakami: If history repeats, Curry is about to get rolling

Mark Purdy: Tracing the LeBron James, Stephen Curry roots in Akron, Ohio

Settle down, Barkley says: Curry just had bad night against Dellavedova


Gotta love this: The NBA admitted its refs blew it at the end of Game 2

What the heck is this cryptic secret motivation that is driving LeBron?

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Here’s what they’re saying about the Cavaliers:

Can LeBron James sustain his play in the NBA Finals logging so many minutes?

Dellavedova on his plan for defending Curry: ‘Just try to make it as hard as possible’

Splash Brothers reluctant to credit Cavaliers’ defense for Warriors’ shooting woes

Could a Cavaliers win spark a revival for the city of Cleveland?

Bill Livingston: Final thoughts before Cavaliers host Warriors in NBA Finals Game 3



How are folks in Cleveland feeling the day after Game 1?



Emotions run high in Cleveland locker room after Irving’s knee setback


MRI test on Kyrie Irving’s knee will be Cleveland Cavaliers’ biggest test of year


Cavaliers need to build on that first 48 minutes, forget about the final 5


27 thoughts on what went wrong and what will need to happen for Cavaliers


On how the Warriors’ rotating wave of defenders affected LeBron James


An interesting glimpse of how LeBron’s always been through the eyes of his high school coach



Warriors’ Stephen Curry jokes he wants to be Akron product to deliver a championship as Cleveland watches

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry was born in the same Akron, Ohio hospital as the Cavaliers’ LeBron James.

Curry within months had moved out of the state. James grew up in the area and now could lead Cleveland to its first major professional sports championship in 51 years.

Curry is well aware of the drought and joked that instead of James, he could be the one to end it even though he doesn’t actually self-identify himself as an Akron native.

“No disrespect to LeBron,” Curry told Good Morning America, smiling. “I want to be the first Akron guy to bring a championship to that area, so it should be fun.”

The Warriors and Cavaliers open play in the NBA Finals beginning tonight at Oracle Arena.