Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

Their 49 points in the first quarter was a new record for the most in NBA Finals history. "He's right there. He wants to get it done".

The Cavs and the Warriors can keep their cores together, while adding high-level talent for the next decade, thus neutralizing any possible contenders below them. I should have played much better.

If not for Cleveland's Kyle Korver missing a 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 3, the series would be 2-2.

The Warriors went into Game 4 in Cleveland with a chance to make history by going 16-0 in the playoffs.

James said after the game that the Cavs have championship DNA as well, and that they showed it Friday night. Playing against arguably one of the greatest teams ever constructed, it makes sense they would have to beat them at their own game.

An exceptional perimeter defender for a big man, Thompson has spent a ton of time near, at or above the 3-point arc against the explosive Warriors, which makes it hard to rebound at that end of the floor.

The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors celebrate on their floor for the second time in three years, and it was Cleveland, not Golden State, which busted Finals scoring records in the first half.

"It just looks like he understands this is his moment, this is his time", Kerr said.

While it's impossible to know how Golden State would stack up to some of the best teams of all time, Kerr has a good point. The Cavs could at least momentarily stall Golden State's momentum, and keep their visitors' locker room dry, by breaking up the Warriors' ideal playoffs with a win Friday.

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Golden State hosts Game 5 on Monday night. Green only had 12 points because he had his minutes limited due to foul trouble throughout the game. "Obviously I can play better and want to play better and will play better".

Kevin Love (14 points) and Kyrie Irving (11 points) led the scoring charge, while LeBron James almost got halfway to a triple-double in the historic period with eight points, six assists and four rebounds.

The struggles of the 6-10, 238-pounder have been compounded by the fact the Cavs haven't led in the second half of either game. It was LeBron James' first Finals, and his team was sawed in half by the San Antonio Spurs, who were in the midst of a streak of three titles in six seasons. Unfortunately, they came up a little short. "I thought Klay's defense on Kyrie was unbelievable", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

Cleveland became the first team this postseason to shoot 50 percent, making 52.9 percent of its shots from the field.

"He doesn't have a ring yet", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before the game.

Durant finished with 35 to lead Golden State.

Durant started helping the Warriors chip away at a Cavs lead, using two free throws to cut the lead to 31-25 with 3:19 left in the first quarter.

"I can't foresee them coming to Oracle and hitting 24 3s", Green said.