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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue pleased by feisty turn to Finals

12 Juin 2017

He's in elimination mode, that turbo-boost level that saw him string together 41, 23 and 26 points in the final three championship games last June to help the Cavaliers dig out of their 3-1 hole. Up 3-1 in the series, the Warriors are going to exploit that advantage to the hilt.

Some might argue that Draymond has not learned from his suspension a year ago.

"I didn't bash them", Green said. You take the good and the bad.

"Some of it was their ball movement and their ability to break us down from the perimeter, and some of it was us just not being ready to play and not ready to rotate, not helping each other fully", Klay Thompson said.

Now the Warriors need to earn some respect back by ending the title series tonight in Oakland, Calif., lest they find themselves right back where they were this time a year ago, up 3-2 and headed back to Cleveland.

The reporter told Durant that he was asking to explore the notion that the Warriors wanted Durant to avenge their Finals collapse a year ago.

Gathered at home, that scoring momentum followed him to Oracle where, in that crucial series-altering Game 5, Irving delivered the most important performance of his career to this point: 41 points on 17-of-24 shooting.

The Cavs came out with attitude and focus early, held up against every Golden State run, and kept their poise in beating the Warriors decisively.

"Well, it all starts on the ball", Kerr said.

The Warriors could have finished the job - the job of winning a championship, not the chase for historical superiority that seems to arouse us intellectually a lot more than it does them. We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. He's already doing pretty well.

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Myers told Green: Let's not do this again.

"Those are all things that we talk about, and we have to figure that out".

That's true even if those others are talents like Durant and Thompson, because of Curry's versatility and importance to what the Warriors do offensively. "I can guarantee you they don't want to get on a plane and go back to Cleveland because they will probably be getting on a plane to come back". "I'm energetic and positive about the opportunity we have in front of us tomorrow".

"The past is the past".

"It's fueled us all year, just trying to keep that hunger to get back to the stage". Game 5 of the NBA Finals tips off at 9 p.m. Monday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. So it's not a coincidence that, with the Cavs executing much better offensively, Golden State registered only nine fast-break points in Game 4 after averaging 27.3 through the first three games.

Myers chose to stay with Green as he sat out that game last June. "No hanging heads. No one down". Two weeks later, Durant signed a maximum contract that put him in a Golden State uniform for at least one season, with several more seasons likely to come.

The Cavs won it 137-116 [VIDEO] behind a triple-double from LeBron, and 40 points from Kyrie Irving.

On Sunday, when LeBron was asked about the Warriors place in history considering that Durant joined a 73-win team, the Cavs superstar took a pass, saying that he's going to "give you my opinion on how I can see it from both sides". "Then, all of a sudden, you get smacked in the face, and it's like: Whoa". "If we start thinking too far down the line, we take our focus off of the task at hand".

The Cavaliers are still alive and have a chance to do what no other team has ever done in the National Basketball Association playoffs - rally from a 3-0 deficit. It might be different if the Warriors were coming off an injury or a suspension, like they were last summer, but their roster is still fully healthy.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue pleased by feisty turn to Finals