The question was basically this: Would you rather win an National Basketball Association championship on Friday night in Cleveland and hear booing from the Cavaliers' home crowd, or finish off the series in Golden State before happy Warriors fans? "I don't remember anybody asking, "Who's going to win MVP in The Finals.' It was all about let's win championships together". This feels like reality", Kerr said. "I hope that doesn't sound arrogant". "So, definitely a different year, just overall, personally with injuries, as a team with dealing with injuries, dealing with the kind of expectations that have been placed on us from the outside and the noise around us as a team".
A James slam dunk capped a 14-4 Cavs run to open the second quarter, putting Cleveland ahead 39-38, but Golden State answered with a 11-4 run and stretched the half-time lead to 61-52. "These guys aren't just incredibly talented, but they're selfless, they love each other and play for each other, and you see the result". "We're going to need energy, effort, focus from every guy that steps foot on the floor". "I knew that even if I wasn't feeling a hundred percent, I had to get back for the playoffs". I'm glad that we came out and played a great game tonight. If he wants to go and get a championship, by all means go and get it.
Steph Curry led all scorers in Game 4, finishing with 37 points on 12-for-27 shooting, including a 7-for-15 mark from long-range and a ideal 6-of-6 from the stripe - adding six boards, four assists, three steals and three blocked shots. But from there on, Durant, Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors showed why they're the game's gold standard. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who took a medical leave this season while battling anxiety, said he intends to return. The way we played, the calls that were made throughout the course of that game, and I had emotions that the game was taken away from us.
For Golden State, though, Friday night's victory moved the franchise into rarefied air.
'I pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand, and that's what it is'.
The Cavs' talisman reportedly suffered the injury after punching a blackboard in frustration after his side spurned an opportunity to win in the final seconds.
"It was self-inflicted", he said. They earned this latest title by cruising past the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 on Friday night to complete a four-game sweep. He fights and competes to the end.
"When you get on the podium and you realize all the hard work that you put into it and all that you've been through led to that moment, it never gets tiresome", Curry said. "I'm just trying to prove to myself that I could just stay in it for the long haul, and hopefully I continue to have some success". On this road trip, I've already missed four of his games.