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When the Cavs host a Finals Game 3, no-hitter's are thrown

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Giants pitcher Chris Heston celebrates his no-hitter with catcher Buster Posey.Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports

Giants pitcher Chris Heston celebrates his no-hitter with catcher Buster Posey.

LeBron James gets a little help from Matthew Dellavedova as Cleveland takes a 2-1 series lead on the Warriors with Tuesday’s Game 3 win.Tony Dejak/AP

LeBron James gets a little help from Matthew Dellavedova as Cleveland takes a 2-1 series lead on the Warriors with Tuesday’s Game 3 win.

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  • Giants pitcher Chris Heston celebrates his no-hitter with catcher Buster Posey.
  • LeBron James gets a little help from Matthew Dellavedova as Cleveland takes a 2-1 series lead on the Warriors with Tuesday’s Game 3 win.

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So this is kinda weird.

The last time Cleveland hosted a Game 3 of the NBA Finals, in 2007, Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter for the Tigers on the same night.

Flash forward to Tuesday night, Cleveland was hosting a Game 3 for the first time in eight years and — you guessed it — a no-hitter was thrown on the same night.

Giants rookie Chris Heston was the no-no artist in 2015, striking out 11 Mets — without throwing harder than 92 mph — in a 5-0 San Francisco win. Verlander, for his part, struck out 12 Brewers in his ‘07 no-hitter.

LeBron James and the Cavs don’t have any answers for Tim Duncan’s Spurs in 2007.

LeBron James and the Cavs don’t have any answers for Tim Duncan’s Spurs in 2007.

Enlarge Justin Verlander mows down the Brewers in 2007, striking out 12 in his first no-hitter. Duane Burleson/AP

Justin Verlander mows down the Brewers in 2007, striking out 12 in his first no-hitter.

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The last time LeBron James and the Cavs hosted Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter for the Tigers.

Luckily for LeBron James and the Cavaliers, the Game 3 similarities were limited to the baseball diamond.

James scored 40 points with 12 rebounds in the Cavaliers’ 96-91 win Tuesday night to take a 2-1 series lead on the Warriors. Back in 2007 the Cavs lost in Game 3, the third loss in series sweep by the Spurs in King James’ first Finals trip.

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