If Cavs Don't Win Championship It Will Be An Unsuccessful Season

There were key moments of the previous game where big fouls led to further stoppages and near fights.

Volatile Warriors forward Draymond Green was assessed with a technical foul after disagreeing with a foul called by a referee and the arena announcers promptly mentioned that he was ejected from the game for a second technical, much to the delight of the noisy home crowd.

"The first three games, helping guys up off the floor, smiling, talking to guys and - yeah, I didn't like that", Lue said Sunday.

The Rematch continues with the NBA Finals Game 5 on Monday at 9pm on ABC.

Game 5 will be Monday, June 12, as the Cavs aim to become the first team in National Basketball Association history to come back from a 0-3 deficit in the playoffs.

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. When Thompson and Smith play with this mindset, the Cavs become a significantly better team.

This is not to suggest that the Warriors aren't capable of turning the tables back on the Cavs.

"We just didn't play well at all". We just got to play with more force, energy, and just lock in defensively.

"We have a golden opportunity going home on Monday to close this thing out", Green said. It was given to Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr instead.

Durant has been sensational in this series, averaging 34.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting 52.3 percent overall and 43.3 percent from three-point range. And on those 13 possessions, the Cavs have scored 25 points.

Most lines in this series where around the seven-point range for Golden State, Currently the Warriors remain the favorites by nine points, according to OddsShark. "And they're obviously great three-point shooters. But if you give them some open ones, like we did early on, they will knock them in at some point".

The Warriors' turned the ball over 12 times, costing them 18 points.

Last year, the Warriors also led 3-1 but Green was banned from the pivotal matchup after striking Cleveland star LeBron James in the groin in game four. "Different team", Kerr said. Nearly scoring 140 points in the game.

"I said it after we won the Eastern Conference finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", James told reporters of the Warriors. "Who am I to say if it's fair or not?" "I mean, they're coming right after us, so we have to go after them".

LeBron was asked about the unreal dunk afterwards: "I think I was - it was a transition play, and I believe it was Kyle on my right side that was running the wing, and two of their players were back and I was just trying to engage one of them so I could get Kyle a shot in the corner, and they both went to Kyle, I believe, and I got caught in the air". Is this the way you want your team to be remembered, by finding any way to win, even if you look like a fool? "No, but it gives us the best shot". That style helped immensely in their season-saving Game 4 win, and it's the only way they are going to be able to prolong the series another couple of days. Let them lay if they stumble to the court.

A win by the Cavs would do the same thing.

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