Warriors Grind Down Cavs In Game 4, Are One Step Away From NBA Title
OK, this is inspired.
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) June 11, 2016
Kudos to Bleacher Report UK for this -- it's the finest depiction of LeBron as a boulder that I've ever seen. Stephen Curry had better hope that Belloq isn't waiting outside, and Klay Thompson should just throw him the whip. If you've seen the movie lately you know what I mean.
Curry scored 38 points and the Warriors hit an NBA Finals record 17 3-pointers -- hitting more 3s than 2s, another Finals first -- to win Game 4 108-97. Now up 3-1, the Warriors return home on Monday to try and close it out.
The Cavaliers looked worn and exhausted, led by their lead actor, LeBron James, who finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds, had a lackluster first half and wasn't really there when the Cavs needed him in the fourth. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 34 points. But they played 45 minutes each, and yeah, it's the Finals, but you have to rest your greatest assets, coach Lue.
Cleveland played an ill-advised isolation offense in the fourth quarter, trying to give LeBron or Irving lanes to the basket -- but all it succeeded in doing was rendering the rest of the team stagnant, and Cleveland scored only 20 points in the quarter.
Draymond Green and LeBron had a couple of minor scuffles, one in which they tangled at mid-court, Green fell, and LeBron attempted to step over him. Green stood and appeared to make contact with LeBron's groin with his right arm. No foul was called, but the league may review the play. If Green is given a retroactive flagrant foul, that would mean he'd be suspended for Game 5 on Monday.
I had to go through it frame by frame to find it .
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) June 11, 2016
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