Can The Cavs Repeat Their Dominant Game 4 Performance?
The Cleveland Cavaliers have their backs against the wall after dropping the first 3 games of the NBA Finals. They used a potent attack to light up the Golden State Warriors for almost 50 points in the first quarter alone in last Friday’s 137-116 victory. Their 49 points in the game’s first 12 minutes set a new NBA Finals record.
Some may say the referees set the tone early – helping the Cavs to 22 free throw attempts in the opening Q, but they still hit 7-12 3 pointers. Do the refs help them there too? As the game was coming down the stretch, the Warriors weren’t making shots when they needed to, and the Cavaliers did. Plain and simple.
When the game ended, the Cavs ended up with another record – the most 3-pointers made in a Finals game with 24. Both teams are capable of hitting threes and it makes for drastic swings if one team hits and the other misses.
LeBron James put in work again, putting up another triple double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Kyrie Irving was stellar as well, putting up a game high 40 points with 7 rebounds, 4 assists with 7/12 made 3-pointers. Kevin Durant did his best with a team high 35 points, but he had no help from his backcourt. Klay Thompson shot 4-11 for 13 points, but Stephen Curry shot even worse with 4-13 shots made and 14 points.
Game 5 goes tonight at 9:00 PM EST. If you were betting person, who would you say would win tonight? Let us know!