Game 4 was over by halftime.
Klay Thompson scored 10 points for the Warriors and Draymond Green contributed nine points and nine assists. In the history of the National Basketball Association, no team has survived after being down 0-3.
Where LeBron enters next season will likely be determined within the next six weeks. They overcame an 11-point deficit in Game 1 of this year's NBA Finals and rallied from 13 points down to beat the Cavs in Game 3 on Wednesday. Barely played that is. I don't remember anybody asking who was going to win MVP in the Finals. In his ninth Finals he went out with a whimper and not a bang.
Defending champion Golden State can capture a 3rd title in 4 seasons, carrying a 3-0 lead over the Cavaliers into Game 4 of their record 4th consecutive best-of-seven title matchup. I should be making more money if all that's on me.
Durant was criticised by many for joining an already-stacked Warriors team in 2016 but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he has fit in. "It's just the talent we have and the experience we've gained". He needs to go out and figure out how to get another All-Star on this team who can help carry the offensive load for LeBron during the regular season and chip in during the postseason. Hence, the smattering of boos. If they did make it work though it would make the Sixers automatic championship contenders with the trio of Ben Simmon, Embiid and James. James is now 3-6 all time in the Finals. On Friday, he appeared more emotionally spent as opposed to being physically limited. According to Elias, Durant became the fifth player to produce a 20-point triple-double in his team's Finals-clinching victory.
"LeBron James broke his hand!"
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"I hope he stays". Curry, who was awful in Game 3, answered with a classic Steph Curry performance in the clincher.
After a sub-par performance in Game Three, Warriors guard Stephen Curry responded with a spectacular shooting night by scoring a game-high 37 points, while James had a team-high 23. "My responsibility is to myself", Durant said.
James is a free agent next month.
A decision for both of them is expected to happen at some point during the first two weeks of July.
"For me, tonight will be tough", James said. "I don't have an answer for you as far as that".
The summer of LeBron has started.
Let's take a closer look at Golden State's Game 4 win with a deep dive into the box score.