The Cavaliers staved off elimination by ripping apart Golden State 137-116 in Game Four.
After Cleveland led 37-33 through the first quarter, Golden State outscored Cleveland 38-23 in the second quarter.
The loss might dishearten some of their fans, and gives a ray of hope to those who were pulling for the Cavaliers. After scoring 49 points in the first quarter of Game 4, the Cavs are out to a 22-18 lead midway through the first quarter Monday night. Cleveland set records in nearly every category.
After the game, LeBron James faced the press and had nothing but praise for Irving after the win.
They amount to the most expensive seats in National Basketball Association history, according to the report. That is held by the Boston Celtics, in what is popularly known as, the "Memorial Day Massacre". Cleveland's subs have scored just two points. The Lakers woke up after being dominated and went on to win that series. Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prized addition.
Then, there was the craziness of the officiating. After an extended review of the confrontation, officials Danny Crawford and Ed Malloy assessed technical fouls to Thompson and Smith as well and did not give West a second technical, which would have resulted in an ejection.
However, it turned out that it was Green's first technical.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said falling behind decisively early made it tough to free up shots for Curry. These unusual circumstances are unlikely to be repeated.
During the playoffs, the Warriors previously swept Portland, Jazz and San Antonio.
Lower back injury lands Astros' Lance McCullers on disabled list
David Paulino gave up five runs on six hits while striking out four over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. However, McCullers was still able to go 6-5 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.543 WHIP and stellar 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are still alive.
No one dominates at home like Golden State. However, the Warriors advantage is overwhelming, especially in this post-season. "They have done it throughout the whole playoffs". Cleveland has lost twice at home. The Cavaliers were +32 with LeBron on the floor in his 41 minutes in Game 4 - and were outscored by 11 with him on the bench. He finished with averages of 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the five-game series.
That was particularly striking in light of the fact that the Cavs seemed to have no answer for Curry in the first three games.
"They have done it a lot in the last three years we played them, and it's something we expect and have to make adjustments", he said. They will be able to hoist a trophy that can, at least in part, make up for their disappointing defeat last season. Now Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the Warriors have found the range.
After three straight defeats, the Cavaliers finally exploded into life in the NBA Finals last time out to keep their faint hopes of championship glory alive.
Tight whistle in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Golden State became the first team in National Basketball Association history to blow a 3-1 finals lead.
All of these reasons are why the Warriors will still win the NBA Finals this year.