Kyrie Irving scored 40 points on 15-27 shooting. Lebron James netted his 9th NBA Finals triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. Kevin Love added 23 points and Tristan Thompson grabbed 10 rebounds, as the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided being swept by the Golden State Warriors by beating them 137-116 in game 4 of the NBA finals.
The Cavaliers set an NBA finals record by scoring 86 points in the first half of the game and went into the half with an 86-67 lead. However, the Warriors came out swinging in the third quarter and were able to get the lead down to 13 points. But the Cavaliers refused to allow a replay of what happened to them in game three happen again, as they played the Warriors more physical than they’ve played them all series long.
Kevin Durant lead the Warriors with 35 points, Daymond Green added 16 points, Stephen Curry chipped in 14 and Klay Thompson scored 13. Game 5 of the series shifted to Golden State Monday night.