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Stats favor Warriors en route to title

The 2-0 lead that the Golden State Warriors have against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the eve of Game 3, puts the defending league champions, the Californian team, also has statistics on their side in the history of the competition.
Only 9.7 percent of teams that fell behind 0-2 in the Finals were able to come back and win the best-of-seven series.
Three teams have achieved it in the last 31 opportunities. The 1969 Boston Celtics, the 1977 Portland Blazers and the 2006 Heat.
The three lost the first two games of their respective Finals as visitors to later win the title of champions.
Boston did it in seven games, while Portland and Miami did it in six.
“You have to break with history,” said Tyronn Lue, the Cavaliers’ interim coach and rookie.
During the part of the practice that was open to the press, forward LeBron James was smiling with his teammates and occasionally took shots from very long distance. He joked when shots didn’t go into the basket.
While point guard Kyrie Irving played an individual duel against James Posey, the assistant coach, who was on that Heat team that recovered from a 2-0 final loss against the Dallas Mavericks. In the decisive duel of that series, Posey scored a decisive basket.
The Cavs’ plan seems simple: Take home-court advantage on Wednesday and Friday to tie the series and see what happens next.
“When they put together their streaks we have to resist the blows,” Irving valued. “And in the first and second games we managed it for a few moments. We have shown what we are capable of, but we have been constantly at a disadvantage.
The reality is that the Cavs are not the only ones who have suffered against Golden State.
Cleveland’s biggest lead so far in the series is six points. The Warriors have been up by as many as 33.
In four regular-season matchups, the Warriors have led 87 percent of the time, and in last year’s Finals, Golden State won twice at Cleveland, showing it can withstand the pressure of playing on the road. at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where the next two games will be played.
For their part, the Warriors don’t want to dip into the stats either, limiting themselves to saying that their only concern is to continue to focus on making the best basketball when they’re on the field.
“We’re not here to party or celebrate anything, we’re just at the start of a series of Finals where we’re going to fight for the title again,” Warriors star guard Stephen Curry said. “We are aware that the Cavaliers have the same objective and therefore we will fight to the fullest to take advantage of our opportunities.” EFE

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