Will the Golden State Warriors finish off the sweep?

Ross Houston
June 20, 2017

We will first have to wait to see the outcome of Game 4 of the National Basketball Association finals on Friday at 9 p.m. The Warriors are 15-0 and can finish off the NBA's first ideal postseason with a victory here in Game 4. The shot put his team up for good, as the Warriors stole the show at the last minute and put the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 3-0 hole, a deficit no team has been able to come back from in National Basketball Association history. The Golden State Warriors have won 12 straight road games. LeBron James is averaging 32.4 points and 8.8 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25 points and 5.3 assists. But this year, Golden State looks much different.

One win from his first championship and probably the NBA Finals MVP award along with it, Durant is the ideal player in the flawless place.

Cleveland turned an eight-point third quarter deficit into a seven point lead with James in the game from the 11:35 mark to the 40-second mark in the third quarter.

But the heavy minutes Cleveland's superstars were forced to play may have taken their toll down the stretch.

What I remember from that game previous year was their defense pushed us out to half court and they were grabbing and really being physical on our shooters. Cleveland might have overcome a 3-1 deficit past year to win it all, but overcoming a 3-0 deficit is not even remotely realistic. When I say his team, I mean it's not literally just his team, it's we got a group around him that can help him and create space for him with the shooting and the play making, and I think he's having the time of his life out there.

The Cleveland Cavaliers need a victory here in order to force a game five on Monday.

"I thought our team scrapped and competed", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. "I've played against some great teams, but no team has had this kind of firepower". "It wasn't our smartest game that we have played all year, but it was maybe our toughest in terms of our ability to just hang in there".

Golden State finished the first quarter with a Finals record nine three-pointers and led by six at halftime.

The Cavaliers were ahead by six points with only about three minutes to play before Durant led the Warriors on an 11 unanswered point run.

"I gave everything that I had, so at times throughout the game I was exhausted, but that's just because I was just playing as hard as I could", James said.

However, what has to change is production from Cleveland's role players.

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors will be able to make that boast if they win Friday to complete the most impressive postseason run in major sports history. "I've played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower".

"I'm human, as well as my teammates, and to lay it all on the line like that, you want to come out on the winning side", Irving said.

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