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The Cavs are in a familiar spot -- playing Game 3 of the NBA finals down 2-0. But a lot has changed since the NBA champs pushed the Golden State Warriors to seven games last season. WKSU Commentator Terry Pluto says that winning tonight’s game is crucial.

“No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in NBA history,” he says. “In fact, what often happens is when you go down three games to none, you lose game four because the players themselves know it’s over.”

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The Cavs come home down 2-0 in the NBA Finals, after losing to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

Golden State beat the Cavs 132-113 with strong performances from Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. It's the second consecutive year Golden State won the first two games of the Finals. Last year, Cleveland rallied to win last year's series in seven games.

LeBron James said even though they lost, the Cavs were much more physical on Sunday than they were in Game 1. LeBron acknowledged there's room for improvement in upcoming games.

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The Cavs showed why they're underdogs in the NBA finals, losing to the Golden State Warriors 113-91 in the first game last night. Our WKSU sports commentator, Terry Pluto, says defeat was in the air from the very beginning of the game.

“You could sense the Cavs were in huge trouble,” Pluto says. “The Warriors just attacked them.”

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Update: The Cavaliers expected arrival time at Atlantic Aviation across from the IX Center has been pushed to 12:30 p.m. It was originally 11:30 a.m.  

The Cavaliers won Game 7 of the NBA Finals 93-89 tonight, beating last year's World Champion Golden State Warriors and bringing the first NBA championship in history to Cleveland. It's also the first championship for the city in any of  the big three sports since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964.

The Cavs are also the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals.