Cavaliers Down 3-0 Heading Into Game 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves with their backs to the wall heading into Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Cleveland plunged into a 3-0 hole following a demoralizing 118-113 loss in Game 3. The Warriors outscored the Cavs 11-0 down the stretch to run their postseason record to 15-0, and are looking to close out the series tonight.
The Warriors are out for revenge after losing the Finals to the Cavs last year.
Game 3 drew 20.5 million viewers on ABC, an increase of 22 percent from last season. It was the closest game of the series and the most-watched Game 3 ever on ABC, according to Nielsen numbers.
The overall ratings for the series, the first time the same two teams have played in three straight Finals, are the highest since 1998, when Michael Jordan won his last championship. It is averaging 20 million viewers, up 11 percent from 2016.