Warriors win Game 4, take 3-1 NBA finals lead vs Cavs
MANILA, Philippines – The Golden State Warriors are one win away from their second straight NBA championship
The defending champions survived a strong first half by the Cleveland Cavaliers and took over in the final two quarters to win Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals, 108-97, and take a commanding 3-1 lead on Friday, June 10 (Saturday morning, June 11, Manila time).
Game 5 of the series is on Tuesday (Manila time), back in Oakland, California.
Trailing by 5 at intermission and by 8 in the early goings of the third period, Golden State flipped the switch thanks to timely shooting by the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, who broke out of their slump and helped deliver the win.
With some needed hustle from former Cav Anderson Varejao and Andre Iguodala, Golden State tilted the momentum to its favor. A Harrison Barnes triple gave the Warriors a 9-point lead under 7 minutes left in the fourth, and the team cruised the rest of the way.
Curry finished with 38 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 7 3-pointers, while Thompson had 25 points and 4 3-pointers. The Dubs set an NBA Finals record for most triples made in a game with 17.
LeBron James, who’s in danger of falling to 2-5 in his NBA Finals record, had 25 points, 13 boards, and 9 assists, while Kyrie Irving scored 34 points.
No team in the finals has ever bounced back from down 1-3. – Rappler.com