The Cleveland Cavaliers made an unexpected win in the NBA Finals Game 4 with a 137-116 score. The Golden State Warriors and the Cavs kept every audience on the edge of their seats as both teams struggled to outdo each other in the court. But to everyone’s surprise, the Cavaliers rise to their opponents expectations and ended the game with a 21-point lead.
Everyone expected that the Warriors will sweep the land after they won 3 straight wins on the first 3 championship games. They were hoping that they will make history if the 4-0 record will be reached. But much to their dismay the Cavaliers stole that dream from them.
Cleveland Cavaliers Stellar Performance
Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love were at their best form in the NBA Finals Game 4. Lebron scored 31 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Love made 23 points. The biggest contributor is Irving with a massive 40 points. It was truly a great way to redeem their team from such a disappointing zero win.
The Cavaliers made an effort to guard Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant with their double teams. Looks like they listened to their supporters’ advice who insisted that they need to prevent the GSW superstars from scoring if they want to win. The strategy proved to be effective since they were able to slow down Curry who contributed only 14 points from his previous 26 points in Game 3. Although, the unstoppable Durant still managed to come up with 35 points and interestingly, Draymond Green got 16 points.
Highest Half-Time Score
The Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers made a record breaking 154 points in the early half of Game 4. The Cavaliers scored 86 points while the Warriors had 68 points to boot. It was the 13 three-point shots in the first and second quarters that contributed to their immense win. It was considered as the highest half-time score in the NBA history.
Technical Fouls Left and Right
The wild third quarter of the game is full of controversy. Many Golden State fans tweeted about the unfair treatment of the referees. There were hard fouls and technical fouls called on both teams. Draymond Green almost got ejected over 2 technical fouls. It can be recalled that last season, Green was given a one game suspension over the infamous Game 4 foul.
Fellow Warrior Zaza Pachulia threw a punch at Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert’s groin that led to a short scuffle. Both players received a technical foul and this incident is still under review according to sources.
Kevin Durant and LeBron James were no exceptions in the third quarter squabbles. Their trash talking also earned each of them with technical fouls.
Game 4 is absolutely the most intense game in the NBA Finals 2017. This makes more supporters eager to watch Game 5 scheduled on June 13 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Many are wondering, “will the Cleveland Cavaliers be able to sustain their prowess in their upcoming game or will the Golden State Warriors reclaim their glory?” Fans can only wait and see.