Tonight in Cleveland the Warriors look to establish themselves as one of the most dominant squads in NBA history. A win tonight would not only be a sweep of the finals over the Cavaliers, but it would be a postseason sweep for the Warriors. They’d become the first team in NBA history to accomplish that.
Who: Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
What: NBA Finals Game four
When: 6:00pm tonight (9pm ET)
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH
Series total: Warriors lead 3-0
Two dominant wins to start the series in Oakland, led up to a far more heated match-up in Cleveland on Wednesday. The Cavs looked like they would pull out the win after an outstanding third quarter led by Kyrie Irving brought the Cavs back from a 6-point halftime deficit to a 5-point lead heading into the 4th quarter.
Things didn’t suddenly turn back toward the Warriors in the final period either. The Cavs continued to play well and looked to be headed fora sure victory. But in the final three minutes, the Warriors came through in the clutch while the Cavs choked the game away.
It was an 11-0 run to close out the game and the Warriors escaped Cleveland with a game three win which they had lost in last year’s Finals.
Durant was a huge factor again, scoring 14 points in the final quarter. Kyrie Irving’s 38-point effort, was bested only by teammate LeBron James with 39.
In the end that duo was no match for the trio of Durant (31), Klay Thompson (30), and Stephen Curry (26) as the Warriors pulled out the 118-113 victory.
History aside, a win tonight would mean be Oakland’s second NBA Championship parade in three years.
Here is the full Finals schedule (all time Pacific):
All games televised on ABC
Game 1: Warriors 113, Cavaliers 91
Game 2: Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113
Game 3: Warriors 118, Cavaliers 113
Game 4: Fri, June 9, 6pm, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH
Game 5 (if necessary): Mon, June 12, 6pm Oracle Arena, Oakland CA
Game 6 (if necessary): Thurs, June 15, 6pm Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH
Game 7 (if necessary): Sun, June 18, 5pm, Oracle Arena, Oakland CA