"Cavs in 7! Cavs in 7!"

There were a lot of them set tonight by the Cleveland Cavaliers in an absolutely magnificent performance. They will seal the NBA Finals with some late free throws down the stretch.

The Warriors emotional beating heart has spent the previous year recounting his absence from this game last season.

"It was about damn time, for all of us to really see what playing well as a group looks like against a great team like the Warriors", he said.

"You have to give them credit for how they played", Durant said.

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green rank 12th, 16th, and 17th on this list respectively.

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith believes that Golden State better handle things at home Monday night.

Now that Zaza Pachulia is the one kicking people in the balls I guess Draymond needs to find another way to stay in the public's eye (and mouth) at all times. Are we going to get after it and compete? Before Game 4, there were grumbles as the Warriors breezed through Games 1 and 2 at home and stole Game 3 on the road to take a 3-0 lead.

The Warriors couldn't make history in Game 4, and now they're going to try and prevent history from repeating itself.

Now they need the biggest ever in the NBA's postseason.

James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love know they aren't out of this yet - after all, they came back from a daunting deficit a year ago on the way to the city's first major team sports title in 52 years. If Cavaliers beat Warriors, they will be right back in the series, and they will have the belief back in the team too. "We want to put ourself in position to play another game". But these two teams and this series has been anything but normal, and oddsmakers should feel like Game 4 was the last chance for a desperate team to avoid a sweep rather than the beginning of another record-breaking comeback. "They didn't do by luck", the Golden State star said. "So you have to come out with a killer instinct and a punch-to-the-face mentality". There was a big debacle in Game Four as a technical foul on head coach Steve Kerr was announced as being. "But last year is last year, this year is this year".

"You've got to give them credit for how they played". I knew I didn't so maybe I'm just a little sharper than others then, huh?

"Just one of those games", Curry said after going 4-for-13 to finish with 14 points, five rebounds and 10 assists in a 137-116 loss.

"We didn't play up to the level we were supposed to, and they exposed that and took advantage of it and came out and played extremely well", Kevin Durant said.

The Warriors are up 3-1 in the series and are looking to win their second title in three years at home.

The unbeaten talk is gone.

Analysts and oddsmakers have estimated the chances of the Warriors finishing out the series, and things are looking up for the 2015 National Basketball Association champions despite a rout back at Cleveland.


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