Great things await James and the Cavs
L e Bron James believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are “destined for greatness” after powering into a 3-0 lead over the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Eastern Conference play-offs semi-finals.
Channing Frye scored 27 points as the Cavaliers dominated the Hawks in a 121-108 victory in game three.
Game four takes place tonight (11.30pm UAE time) as Cleveland travel to Atlanta to try and complete a sweep of the Hawks. And the Cavaliers will be hard to stop if Frye plays like he did in game three.
Signed from Orlando in February to provide another outside threat and extend defences, the 32-year-old Frye played that role to perfection.
He made 10 of 13 shots, including seven of nine from three-point range.
“We brought him here to shoot,” James said of Frye. “And shoot and shoot and shoot.”
James also scored 24 points, as did Kyle Irving, while Kevin Love chipped in with 21.
“We’re a team that’s destined for greatness,” said James.
Meanwhile it was a tighter match in Oklahoma City as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Thunder 100-96 to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semi-final series.
Game four in the series between the Spurs and Thunder starts at 4am tomorrow in Oklahoma City.