CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers defended their home court in Game 3 of the NBA Finals with a 120-90 rout of the Warriors on Wednesday.

It was yet another convincing win at Quicken Loans Arena, and Richard Jefferson had no problem calling it that as the Cavaliers head into Game 4 trailing the best-of-seven series two games to one. After all, the Cavaliers are 8-0 at home in the 2016 NBA playoffs.

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“There’s been so much made of the Golden State crowd,” Jefferson said. “I can’t say enough about our crowd. Our crowd was amazing (Wednesday). They were ready. They were geared up and ready. They didn’t care about what happened in Golden State. They knew we are a great team at home. A lot of that is in part to the energy that they bring us.”

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Here are eight staggering numbers that show that home dominance:


Cleveland’s average margin of victory at home in the 2016 NBA playoffs. Cleveland has outscored its opponents 899-723 at The Q.  


Cleveland’s average margin of victory in its last four home games, three wins against Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals and the Game 3 victory against Golden State.


Number of 3-pointers Cleveland has made in home playoff games, an average of 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers’ opponents have made 67 3-pointers in those games, or 8.4 per game.

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Toronto and Golden State’s combined shooting from 3-point range in Cleveland’s last four home games (24.3 percent). That’s a nod to the Cavaliers’ defense in t

he Eastern Conference playoffs and NBA Finals.


Cleveland’s rebounding advantage at home in eight playoff wins. Tristan Thompson has 70 rebounds in those victories, but half those boards have come in the last three home games.

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Kyrie Irving’s scoring average at home through the Cavaliers’ playoff run. He continued that hot run with 30 points in Game 3 of the Finals against Golden State.


J.R. Smith’s percentage from 3-point range at home in this year’s playoffs. He’s 29 of 49, including a 5-for-10 performance in Game 3 vs. the Warriors.

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LeBron James’ field-goal percentage at home in the 2016 playoffs. That includes a 63.2 percentage inside the 3-point line. James is averaging 25.4 points per game at home.