History shows that the Cavs have a good shot to win Game 3 and get back into the NBA Finals

After another blowout in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, it is not looking good for the Cleveland Cavaliers as many are already crowning the Golden State Warriors the champions of the 2016-17 season.

But if history is any indicator, this series is not over yet. In addition to the Cavs' own comeback in the 2016 Finals after being blown out in Games 1 and 2, there is also the Warriors' own troubled history in Games 3s.

The Warriors have played 12 playoff series under Steve Kerr since the start of the 2015 playoffs. In those series, the Warriors routinely blow out their opponents in Games 1 and 2, with average winning margins of 10.8 and 14.8 points, respectively, and going 21-3 overall. But for whatever reason, the Warriors struggle in Game 3s, as they are just 5-6 and have been outscored by an average of 1.6 points per game.

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors watches his three-point shot in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Jun 1, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) loses the ball while defended by Golden State Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo (20) in the first half of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 04: Fans gather inside The Quicken Loans Arena for an NBA Finals Game Two watch party between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on June 4, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, the defending NBA Champions, trails Golden State 1-0 in the best of seven series. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers grabs a rebound against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors defends Channing Frye #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against Shaun Livingston #34 and Matt Barnes #22 of the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers competes for the ball against Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Schwane - Pool/Getty Images)
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Things get better for the Warriors in Games 4 and 5, but if the Cavs are going to get back into the series, the door could be open in Game 3.

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