James recorded an NBA Finals-record ninth triple-double with 31 points, 10 boards and 11 assists, while Love had 23 points. The Cavaliers blew a lead in Game 3, allowing the Warriors to make 11 unanswered points in the last three minutes of the game to get the win on Cleveland's home court.
LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and the Cavs broke scoring records while outperforming the NBA's most electrifying offense in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls on Friday night, beating the Warriors 137-116 and snapping their 15-game playoff winning streak.
The Cavaliers became the first finals team trailing 3-0 to force a fifth game since the 1996 Seattle SuperSonics. "I didn't talk to these guys when I made my decision and say we better make it to the Finals and be up in the series around this time, this exact date, or I'm not coming". I mean, guys are loving the game, our fans love the game. Then you add some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. "This could turn if we come out there thinking we're the champions already". "We feel every game we walk out on the floor, we have a great game plan and we expect to win". "We just want a championship and I think we are very capable of finishing ideal".
But it was his extra motivation that caught the notice of James.
"The magnitude of the game, it hit me in a very deep place", Irving said. The Warriors came out in the second half and excelled.
Just this week, two legendary National Basketball Association players Julius Erving and Magic Johnson came out and said their past Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers teams respectively could beat the Warriors.
UK Conservatives need to deliver an "open" Brexit - Scotland leader
Ruth Davidson has told Sky News the Conservatives need to "listen" to other parties when it comes to Brexit. Ms Davidson spoke out in support of Mrs May as she seeks to form a government with help from the DUP.
"I didn't stress anything besides just live in the moment", he said. We're going to keep competing. The Cavaliers may need him to play 48 minutes to have any chance of extending the series. "It was big for us". Everything is accessible. Social media is everywhere.
"It took a while for it to kind of reveal itself consistently as the regular season went on, but once it clicked and the habits started to become second nature, it was kind of handsome to watch and an incredible kind of style to play and watch unfold", Curry said. It was as eventful a quarter as we've seen this postseason, but the lead barely changed. I know how exciting that's going to be for us as a team, but their fans are going to be into it. "Definitely heard the chatter".
During the Cavaliers' run, they got a pair of three-pointers, one each from Love and Irving, a driving layup from James and a host of free throws because of foul trouble plaguing much of Golden State's starting five. "So all that chatter and stuff is neither here nor there".
Durant knows what it is like to lose a Finals series, falling 1-4 in 2012 with the Thunder to the Miami Heat as James won his first title. All the antics and stuff don't really matter.
James said his teammates were upset by comments made by fiery Warriors forward Draymond Green.
- Canadian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton fastest in FP1, Fernando Alonso breaks down
- Volley: la France toujours invincible en Ligue mondiale
- Lue sticking with lineup for Game 3
- Kyrie Irving: Warriors' 'chatter' gave Cavs 'extra motivation' in Game 4
- Vettel fastest as Ferrari dominate final practice
- Grande-Bretagne : Theresa May forme un nouveau gouvernement
- Saudi Arabia and its allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list
- Roland-Garros : Wawrinka, destination finale
- Turkey's Erdogan Dismisses Charges Qatar Backs Terrorism, Pledges Aid
- Ostapenko levels French Open final against Halep