The Golden State Warriors were determined to start Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals in Cleveland better than they did last season. And they did just that.
The Dubs led the Cavaliers 39-32 after the first quarter Wednesday night, and their hot start was the product of an NBA Finals-record nine 3-point shots made. The previous record was seven, which had been done five previous times.
Golden State was 9-for-14 from beyond the arc in the frame. Four different Warriors hit a 3-point field goal, and Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson all hit two or more.
The Warriors entered Wednesday with a 2-0 series lead.
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