Thursday, June 9, 2016

J.R. Smith finds offense, but his play at other end receives praise and Richard Jefferson helps LeBron James: Fedor's five observations

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sage veteran James Jones summed up Game 3 of the NBA Finals perfectly after the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-90 blowout win against the Golden State Warriors.

"We found us," he said.
The Cavs had one of their best offensive showings of the postseason, scoring 120 points and shooting 48-of-91 (52.7 percent), including 12-of-25 (48 percent) from 3-point range Wednesday night against a defense that seemingly had them flummoxed and searching for answers in the first two games of the series.
But it's how they did it that mattered most.
"I thought we were aggressive offensively, attacking the basket, getting out in transition, running the floor," Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said following the game. "We talked about it before, that opens up shots for J.R. Smith and those guys in transition. So that's how we have to play."

Italy raring to go as they arrive at EURO base

Italy caught everyone on the hop when they touched down in Montpellier almost an hour ahead of schedule. Clearly UEFA EURO 2016 cannot start soon enough for Antonio Conte's side.

Italy are clearly in a hurry to get their UEFA EURO 2016 campaign up and running. Forty-five minutes earlier than scheduled, the Squadra Azzurra touched down at L'Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée late on Wednesday evening.