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Cavs trounce Warriors, Kerr calls team ‘soft’

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 A general exterior view of the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 8, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

A general exterior view of the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 8, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

CLEVELAND (Diya TV) — For the fourth time these playoffs, the Golden State Warriors were unsuccessful in winning the first road game of a series, falling to the Cavaliers 120-90 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

The Warriors trailed from wire to wire in the game, and now hold a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-seven series,

It was once again Golden State’s reserves, not their starters, who showed glimpses of championship greatness in the contest — the Warriors’ bench dug the team out of a 20-point deficit to pull within eight at the half. The third quarter proved to be the dagger. Four Warriors scored in double figures — Curry recorded 19, Harrison Barnes netted 18 and Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson scored 11 and 10 respectively.

Golden State was outrebounded 52-32 in the game, and in what has been an almost common theme, turned the ball over 18 times. Cleveland capitalized on the change of possessions, scoring 34 points off turnovers in the game.

Barnes posted one of the most respectable playoff efforts this postseason — his 18 points are a personal playoff-high and came from a 7-of-11 shooting performance. He added another eight rebounds and two assists, playing 33 minutes in the game.

Golden State’s coaching staff and fans likely gasped when Thompson was required to leave the game momentarily during the first quarter after sustaining a contusion to his left thigh during a collision with Timofey Mozgov. He ultimately returned during the second quarter.

During his postgame interview, Thompson would go on to say the collision “made no sense,” and “seemed kind of dirty to me.”

Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game Three of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 8, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game Three of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 8, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

After being absent from the first two games, forward LeBron James showcased an outbreak performance with a game-high 32 points. Kyrie Irving made Game 3 a statement game for himself as well, scoring 30 points, 16 of which came during the first quarter. Cleveland stormed out of the gate early, racing out to leads of 9-0, 23-8 and 33-13 in the game.

Draymond Green, who has been the consensus pick for Finals MVP through the first two games of the series said Cleveland “came out like their season was on the line,” and that Golden State “came out like it was peaches and cream.”

As mentioned previous, the loss brings the Warriors Game 3 record these playoffs to 0-4, extending the streak to five in their overall losing streak in such postseason games, dating back to Game 3 of last year’s NBA Finals. For the Cavs, the win snaps a seven-game losing streak, which dated back to Game 4 of last year’s Finals.

Game 4 tips off Friday night at 6 p.m. PDT at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Bucks bycott Game 5 in wake of Jacob Blake shooting, NBA season now in limbo

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Milwakee Bucks issue a statement

ORLANDO, Florida (Diya TV) — As the video of George Flyod’s killing spread across social media, the Black Lives Matter movement grew stronger & folks took to the streets to protest against police brutality. The NBA’s coronavirus-halted season resumed last month in Orlando. This Sunday, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a police officer shot Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, seven times in the back.

Outraged, the Milwaukee Bucks players, decided to boycott Game 5 of the playoff series against the Orlando Magic. They forfiet the game, but the Magic refused to accept the Bucks’ forfeit and instead, both teams stood united, and the Bucks called Wisconsin’s Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor during “game time”.

The news spread quickly and other teams followed suit, notably the Rockets and Thunder, after Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul discussed the boycott.

Coincidently, four years ago today, former 49er Colin Kaepernick first kneeled during the national anthem. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell finally said that he that he wished they “had listened to Kaepernick earlier.” Kaepernick, who was essentially exiled from the league, has been receiving a lot of praise after today’s boycott.

The players took the “game time” to call the Attorney General Josh Kaul & Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.

Twittersphere saw a barrage of reactions from players, coaches to former president Barack Obama

The 29-year-old, Jacob Blake was shot repeatedly in the back as he attempted to get into his car, while his three children sat inside. Protests have erupted in Kenosha since the shooting, with two people killed after a teenager opened fire on demonstrators with an assault rifle on Tuesday.

After the historic walkout, a players meeting was organized that continued past midnight in Orlando & sources say there was some frustration in the meeting among the players with the Bucks blindsiding everyone with their walk-out plan. Bucks’ guard, George Hill admitted he first sparked conversation pregame to boycott and his teammates supported.

As the teams voted on the status of the season, the LA Clippers & LA Lakers voted to boycott the NBA season, with LeBron James walking out of the meeting. He was soon followed by all the players from the LA teams.

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India, Pakistan spar over women’s rights in Kashmir

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NEW YORK (Diya TV)  — At the United Nations, both India and Pakistan’s representatives took shots at their counterpart over women’s rights. Islamabad’s outgoing envoy to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, said the women in Jammu and Kashmir were suffering due to the communication blackout in the state. India’s First Secretary to the UN Paulomi Tripathi said, without naming Pakistan, these “baseless statements” were ironic given the amount of honor killings that take place there annually.

Rajeev Majumdar is the new president of the Washington State Bar Association, becoming the first state bar president of South Asian descent in the United States.

For the first time, India entered the ranks of the top ten countries sending visitors to the United States, with tourists from India spending nearly $16 billion in the U.S. in 2018 alone.

And while the Kings and Pacers played two entertaining games in Mumbai, their legacy will include supporting five under-resourced schools in and around the region, outfitting them with Smart Classrooms, STEM training and new basketball courts.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Gandhi 150th birth anniversary noted around the world

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) —  Celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary have been ongoing for the past year, but culminated with a ceremony in New Delhi featuring Prime Minister Modi and another in Washington at the Library of Congress. And France’s government worked with the Indian Embassy there to issue a stamp in honor of his birth anniversary.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal are meeting this week to continue the US-India discussion on trade and investment.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb came to New Delhi to strengthen ties between the Hoosier State and India. Infosys has already made a large commitment there. Holcomb is part of a large delegation of Americans now heading Mumbai to take in the first-ever NBA preseason games in India featuring the Indiana Pacers and the Sacramento Kings.

Bollywood turned Hollywood actor Anupam Kher came to the Bay Area to keynote the Akshay Patra annual fundraising gala that helps feed children in India a hot meal during the school year.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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