James said Game 3 is 'do or die' for Cleveland

Posted at 7:13 PM, Jun 08, 2016

LeBron James says Game 3 is "do or die" for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The league says teams have to win four games to win a series, but he's right nonetheless.

When Game 3 between Cleveland and Golden State tips off Wednesday night, the Cavaliers will try to avoid becoming the 13th team to fall into a 3-0 hole in the NBA Finals. The last team to find themselves in such a predicament was -- oddly enough -- the Cavaliers in 2007, against San Antonio.

No team in NBA history has successfully rallied from a 3-0 deficit. And in the last 60 years, eight of the nine teams that lost the first three games of the title series wound up getting swept. The one exception there was Seattle, which pushed Michael Jordan and Chicago to six games in 1996 before succumbing.

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