Cavaliers force Game 5 with romp over Warriors


The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of the Finals on Friday night to avoid elimination.

The Warriors aren't just looking for another championship.

In Game 4 will we watch LeBron rally his team and extend this series? or Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors make history? either way, it is a great time to be an National Basketball Association fan.

Cavaliers: James was swept by San Antonio in his first Finals appearance 10 years ago.

Seven Finals and three championships later, James is facing the same fate.

"We just kept our composure", James said. Curry, victor of the last two MVP awards, is fully healthy after struggling through last year's Finals. "So I just told guys, I didn't stress anything besides just live in the moment". He even has stepped up his team defense, and his ability to guard perimeter players in space, year-by-year.

Despite missing eight free throws in the first quarter, the Cavaliers scored 49 points in the period and 86 points in the first half, both NBA Finals records. According to the Golden State Warriors Game Notes posted on NBA, the Warriors set a new NBA Playoffs record for most consecutive games won, most consecutive games won to begin a postseason, and hold the longest winning streak in the postseason. "But now that we're in this situation, why not take care of business and finish the job?"

The fact he has just three defensive boards in two games, though, is an indication of just how poorly things have gone for the Cavs, who lost113-91 in Game 1 and 132-113 in Game 2. It's done. There is no coming back from this.

Cleveland was down 3-1 in the NBA Finals a year ago and won it all in 7, so we shouldn't put it past them to make the full comeback. The other time was in 1983 and also involved the Lakers. If some of his fellow Cavs (James and Irving aside, of course) can do the same on Friday, well, they'll nearly certainly still lose the series, but at least they will have averted a scenario many are now predicting: "Warriors in 4".

Speaking of the same, Elhassan says, "This might seem counterintuitive, especially given Durant might win Finals MVP, but Curry makes life so much easier for everyone else by simply being on the floor. I thought I deserved it", Kerr said. "That's exactly what happened throughout the season".

"What they say, Draymond did it how many times previous year?" Durant has now scored at least 31 points in five of his last seven games and in a total of seven games in these playoffs.

While Golden State has had their fair share of blowout wins in these playoffs, championships are not won easily, and that was certainly apparent on Thursday (AEDT). Golden State is a six-point favorite to finish off the Cavs on Friday night.