On the brink of elimination, the Cavs stepped up once again. Scoring a NBA Finals record 86 points at the half, a huge 40 points performance from Kyrie Irving and yet another Triple-Double from LeBron giving him his 9th triple double of the Finals-most in NBA Finals history, helping propel Cleveland to a 21 point route of the Golden State Warriors. Oh, and also with the help of an NBA Finals record 24 three-pointers made.
The Warriors were left with no answers for Kyrie Irving, as he continued to light them up quarter by quarter with the 3 ball and the drive. Tristan Thompson showed flashes of his old self in this game, as he only scored 5 points but did what he does best; rebound. He ended with 10 in this game, but a very important 10. Cleveland’s role players came through huge, and it resulted in what the Cavs knew they could do; win.
Golden State had a rough game, with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combining for only 27 points on 8-24 shooting from the field. KD was KD, finishing with 35 points his 4th consecutive 30+ point game but this time in the loss.
The refereeing last night…. we’ll hope it improves in a pivotal Game 5. But other than that, the Cavs may have finally found themselves in their 21 point victory.
I’ll leave you off with a couple quotes:
Tristan Thompson – “With this team, it seems like we play better with our backs against the wall.”
Richard Jefferson – “If we win Game 5, we’re going to go to 7.”