Despite brutal Game 3, Green and Curry, still frontrunners for Finals MVP


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Game 3 of the NBA Finals didn’t go the way the Golden State Warriors planned.

After manhandling the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of the series, the roles were reversed Wednesday night with the Cavaliers stampeding to a 120-90 win. But despite the rough night for the Dubs, Draymond Green and Steph Curry are still the front runners to win the Finals MVP award.

The Warriors’ Mr. Everything, Draymond Green, is still the favorite to win the award for the Finals best player, according to online sportsbook Sports Interaction, but the number has dropped to -120 after a lackluster Game 3 in which he scored just six points, but added seven rebounds and seven assists.

Green is averaging 16.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists during the series.

As for Curry, despite the fact he still hasn’t found the game that got him named the two-time defending league MVP, he still has the second best odds to win the award at +175. Curry is averaging just 16.0 points per game, 5.0 rebound and 4.3 assists per game and is shooting just 10-for-27 from three-point range in the Finals.

Meanwhile on the other side of the ball, LeBron James will be the MVP of the Finals if the Cavaliers come back and win this series. The “King” is back up to +400 after another solid Finals performance going for 32 points with 11 rebounds and six assists in Game 3.

Through three games James is averaging almost a triple-double so far in the Finals (24.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists).

Another big mover in the MVP odds was by Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. After scoring 30 points to go along with a team high eight assists, Irving moved from +2,800 to +1,400.

Check out the complete list of NBA Finals MVP odds from Sports Interaction below:

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