Cavaliers Hammer Warriors 137-116 to Stave Off Elimination in NBA Finals
Down 3 games to none, and tired of being written off as finished, the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed their full fury on the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on June 9th, scoring a Finals record 86 points in the first half on the way to beating the Warriors 137-116.
Golden State had cruised undefeated through the playoffs up to this point, and are one win away from the title. The Cavaliers were not about to be swept, especially not in front of the home fans. LeBron James had a triple double, scoring 31 points, with 10 rebounds and 12 assists, Kyrie Irving scored 40, and Kevin Love added 23 for the Cavaliers. It was James’ ninth career triple double game in the Finals, breaking the record held by Magic Johnson. Kevin Durant led Golden State with 35 points. It was intense out there on the floor, with seven technical fouls called during the game.
The Cavaliers are attempting to be the first team to win the Finals after being down three games to none. Of course, no team had ever come back from being down 3-1 in Finals history until last year when the Cavaliers came back to win the series over Golden State. Game 6 is June 12th in Oakland.