Cavs avoid elimination, top Warriors in Game 4

  • Cavs avoid elimination, top Warriors in Game 4

Cavs avoid elimination, top Warriors in Game 4

When a security guard gives spectators high fives after the game, you know the home team has come up with something special. The Cavaliers are probably one notch below Golden State, but that's still far better than virtually everyone else.

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago.

On Thursday, Green, whose suspension from last year's Game 5 for hitting James in the groin helped swing the series to Cleveland, said he was looking forward to celebrating on Cleveland's home floor for the second time in three years.

The Bulls won all their trophies with the greatest player in the game's history - Sir Michael Jordan - on their side. James said, "We have championship DNA as well". But listen, at the end of the day we just got some resilient guys. We did that, and hopefully we can do it Monday night. The Cavaliers shot 24-of-45 from 3-point range, setting a finals record for 3-pointers and ending one shy of matching the league's all-time record. But, if more Cavaliers players begin to have injuries, no one should be surprised if a trade happens.

Golden State's flawless postseason is over.

"Different team", Curry said.

But it seems like an even more improbable task than it did previous year. And then they'll lose a very important game.

But in the 126 instances where National Basketball Association teams have fallen behind 3-0, none have recovered to win the series.

The magnitude of the setback "hit me in a very deep place", he said, a blow that would be hard for many others to overcome.

Time to move on from this game, and I hope we can all agree that we are right where we need to be. I don't get involved in that man. "We're going to respond but they aren't going to punk us".

Kerr was joking about Green.

So what did we learn in Game 4? As Irving continued to dazzle in a marathon game that was interrupted by an endless string of questionable calls, physical altercations, technical fouls and dozens of free throws, Curry disappeared during a scoreless fourth quarter. "That's water under the bridge", Green said. We weren't up 3-0 past year. I mean seriously I could go on and on with these record breakers!

Here it is: As of the 2018 playoffs, it will have been 10 years since the Jazz won even one game in the West semifinals. "I'll be sitting up here lying saying that I didn't see it". "Got to come out with some fire and try to get it done".

"Thank God I get to play".

The loss ended the Warriors' bid at a ideal 16-0 run through the playoffs, which had never been done.

The Game 4 broadcast delivered a 35.5 rating in the Cleveland market and a 32.1 rating in the San Francisco-Oakland market.

The Cavaliers set a Finals record with 49 points in the first quarter and led by 16 when it was over. Every game of the Finals brings some sort of history. "We're ready to live in it". This series is not 3-1 because Cleveland simply can't hang with Golden State.

But, with games left to be played, LeBron kept cool, calm, and collected.

James has grown accustomed to being in this situation, but he wishes the Cavaliers would stop backing themselves in a corner.

In fact, Dr. James Andrews Larry Lemak, one of the top - I guess the two orthopedic surgeons here not only in Alabama but in the world. "It causes too much stress", James said. From a Warriors fan perspective, it was the SUPER friendly first quarter whistles that had us all up in arms. We're battle tested, they're battle tested.

But they never got closer. "But we'll go back and tee it up again".