The NBA Finals: The Rematch, Game 4
Around this time last year the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a loss to the Golden State Warriors on Home Court. It was demoralizing to say the least. But they rallied around each other and solidified their drive to win 3 straight games. It was a turning point in last year’s NBA Finals. After that loss they played incredible as a Team. And ended up winning the Title by snatching it out of the hands of the Warriors.
Fast forward to last night’s Game 4 and the Cav’s looked like the Team that we thought they were. They looked unbeatable. They played championship basketball, and we loved it! This is a team that will not go down easy. They are the best in their conference and we know why. Last night they just played “out of their mind” incredible!
The Cav’s got off to an early lead and never looked back. They had a lead of 19 points at times, it was remarkable. They broke several NBA Finals records last night. With thirteen 3 Pointers in the 1st Half, they broke the most by a team in a half. They scored 49 points in the 1st Quarter, the most points scored in a Quarter in NBA Finals History. The most 3 Pointers by a team in a Game with 25. The most Triple Doubles by any player in the NBA Finals, LeBron James, at 9. I mean seriously I could go on and on with these record breakers!
The Cavaliers did everything right in the 1st Half. They slowed the game down. They set the pace. They spread the ball all around. They made solid shots. They hit their 3 Pointers. More importantly they didn’t turn the ball over. It was like a clinic, the way that they played. At the end of the Half it was [86-68] Cav’s.
The Cavaliers played great defense. They shut down the Warriors’ 3 Pointer parade and made the Warriors play physical basketball. Let’s face it, there were a lot of penalties called. A lot of fouls and technicals. Yet it didn’t take too much out of the game. The Cav’s consistently matched point for point in the 2nd Half. After all of that the Cav’s cemented their win in the 4th Quarter. Almost scoring 140 points in the game. The Final score was [137-116] Cleveland.
Some real play makers for the Cav’s were LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and Tristan Thompson. LeBron James had 31 Points, 10 Rebounds, and 11 Assists. Kyrie Irving had a whopping 40 Points, and boy was he hot. He was all over the court. Kevin Love had 23 Points and was a 3 Pointer machine. He was instrumental in keeping the 19 point lead. Tristan Thompson had 10 Rebounds, most of which were offensive boards. He boxed out the rim very well and played good defense.
WOW. 👑 pic.twitter.com/T2BjBdRvTJ
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 10, 2017
So where do we go from here? Well we go to Oakland to see if the Cav’s can continue to play at this very high level. They showed everyone last night the formula to beating the Warriors. I am predicting that it will be another incredible game. And I will go as far as to say that the Cav’s aren’t out of these Finals yet. It will be tough with the Warriors having a Home Court advantage but with what I saw last night, the Cav’s have the Warriors’ number.
The Rematch continues with the NBA Finals Game 5 on Monday at 9pm on ABC. Oh and on June 13th we get our free Tacos, Woot! I’m sure that every Taco Bell will be packed for that. I’ll be in line with everyone else 2-6pm. Hey it’s a free Doritos Locos Taco, they are worth it!