Cavaliers Get Off To Quick Start In Game 4

Elizabeth Williams
June 11, 2017

And the Warriors made history but got burned a year ago, when they won a record 73 regular-season games and took a 3-1 lead over Cleveland in the finals only to lose after the Cavaliers made the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history.

The second quarter featured more of the same as Cleveland set a Finals record with 86 first-half points, shooting 61 percent from the field.

It just shouldn't be Option 1 so often which can make a quality team such as Cleveland so predictable down the stretch as was the case in Game 3.

James said after the game that the Cavs have championship DNA as well, and that they showed it Friday night.

"We just felt like the way they play, Kyrie and LeBron had it going the whole game, but that's pretty taxing to go one-on-one the whole game", Kerr said. The Mavs understood that they were outmanned in that sense but the ball moved faster than anyone on the floor including James.

A series that appeared to be headed for a quick conclusion is California bound for Game 5 on Monday night.

The Cavs opened the first quarter with 49 points, the most in a quarter in Finals history. "Listen, you ain't got to go undefeated".

But Draymond Green said Golden State is eager to end this one back in the Bay.

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Three chances then came and went for a second break and 4-0 but Ostapenko kept the set competitive by clinging on for dear life. After a couple of holds of serve, Ostapenko found her way in front again after some more heavy groundstrokes pegged Halep back.

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Ostapenko held her serve twice and broke Halep's service in the fifth, seventh and ninth game to script a memorable victory. It came raining down in the next game, the break back was completed, and from there it was the 20-year-old all the way.

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Cleveland , of course, won Game 7 at Golden State previous year ; the Warriors won the crown in Game 6 at Cleveland in 2015. That is, except for a massive image of the Larry O'Brien Trophy, prominently displayed on the middle of the floor.

"Just one of those games", Curry said. News flash! This isn't 2016, and the 2017 edition of this year's uber-stacked Warriors has Kevin Durant. The Cavs shot 53.3% whereas the Warriors shot 28.2% from 3. Before the game, Kerr, who missed 11 playoff games because of back pain, said his decision to return to the bench for Game 2 in the Finals was easy. It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career. However, as Draymond Green keeps saying, this team remains as locked in as he's ever seen them. "I said it after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut".

Cleveland has put together the highest-scoring half of any NBA Finals game.

Prior to Game 4, there was plenty of chatter nationally that the Cavaliers were finished and it was a mere formality for the Warriors to go through another 48 minutes and become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go 16-0 in the postseason.

The series also serves as a rubber match for the teams.

Kyrie Irving's 40 points led the Cavs. There have been two one-loss champions: the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers (15-1) and 1983 Philadelphia 76ers (12-1).

"Obviously there's players in this league that if you can get, it's really tough to say no to because the superstars in this league are good enough to make you a contender or not". "I mean, it was just 'Let's just have some fun playing ball".

"If I become an owner, I'm going to try to sign everybody". In their first Finals, the moment has looked too big for Kyle Korver and Deron Williams.

The Cavs were aided by 22 free throw attempts in the opening 15 minutes, the most by any team in any quarter this postseason. Griffin took over after Chris Grant was sacked in 2014 and has been responsible for overhauling a roster that is the highest paid in the league.

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