Green now has four technical fouls in these playoffs and is three away from a mandatory one game suspension. James said, "We have championship DNA as well". We did that, and hopefully we can do it Monday night. Teams that started 3-0 are a ideal 126-0. But it was a ideal storm for the Cavaliers as so many things contributed to the Warriors' collapse. Every year's different, every playoff series, every game, but we just are a team that never count ourselves out.
"It's an wonderful opportunity that we have and we have to take advantage of it going back home", Green said.
But if history somehow repeats itself, it actually would be a bigger collapse than a year ago since the Warriors led this series 3-0.
Game 5 will be Monday, June 12, as the Cavs aim to become the first team in National Basketball Association history to come back from a 0-3 deficit in the playoffs.
The slander will come Kerr's way from Warriors fans but this series that's begging for the dominance that's apparently never occurred on the biggest stage now turns to Oracle Arena for another closeout game.
Needless to say, the Warriors don't exactly seem to struggle in Kerr's absence. Smith said he walked into the locker room before Friday's game and it was "pretty mellow". "I knew I didn't have a technical foul. But we'll go tee it up again".
Green, who is often at a loss to understand why he is assessed any technicals, actually was aware that the first technical was Kerr's. The feisty contest reached a head in the third quarter when it appeared as though Green committed his second technical foul, which would have booted him from the game.
So the Cavs will push the pace Monday, try to hound Curry into more reckless turnovers, goad Draymond Green into apoplectic moments. "I doubt that they will be able to win it but if they do what they did last night I think they can win a Game 5", a Cavaliers fan said.
Country Music Television (CMT) Awards Held
Aside from their acceptance speech, these new-found friends also took to the stage of the Music City Center to perform. Singer Keith Urban emerged as a big victor at the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominee, taking home four honours.
Now, take Kevin Durant, the second-best player in the world, and put him on one side of the equation. It's always hard to win a championship. You know, we obviously won it here before. And you give us a day in between, and we were ready to come out.
JEH JEH PRUITT: Thank you for having me. Their defence, so tight in the first two games and still strong in the third, was no where close in Game 4.
The Cavaliers led Game 3, 113-107, with 3:09 to play. But he's also got to find a way to kind of make sure that everything is going well for the Tigers.
The second quarter featured more of the same as Cleveland set a Finals record with 86 first-half points, shooting 61 percent from the field.
James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and on one trip threw the ball off the backboard to himself for a dunk. "Everything is accessible. Social media is everywhere", said Irving, who scored 40 points.
Cleveland is now 4-0 the past two years when facing elimination against Golden State. Yikes. If they need any motivation to win, all they have to do is remember Game 5 of the 2016 Finals.
Kevin Love, 23 points.
James has grown accustomed to being in this situation, but he wishes the Cavaliers would stop backing themselves in a corner.
"You can't", James said. "It causes too much stress, man".
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