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NBA Finals: Hood Delivers But Cavs Still Come Up Short

Former Blue Devil played well in defeat.

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2018 NBA Finals - Game Three
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 06: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket defended by Rodney Hood #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
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As Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue promised, the Cavaliers turned to Rodney Hood and the former Blue Devil played pretty well, scoring 15 points on 7-11 from the floor to finish as Cleveland’s third leading scorer. He was also the fourth leading rebounder with six behind big men Kevin Love (13), LeBron James (11) and Tristan Thompson (seven).

That was in 26 minutes and that’s not too shabby.

Unfortunately, despite an off night by most of Golden State, Kevin Durant came through with a monster game, scoring 43 on 15-23 from the floor.

Golden State thus takes a 3-0 lead and while only a fool would say never to LeBron James doing, well, anything on a basketball court, that’s asking an awful lot.

Either Hood or former Duke teammate Quinn Cook is going to get a ring and as of now it seems like it’ll almost certainly be Cook.

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