Friday night marked the fourth game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their playoff series. The first game was a victory for the Warriors as they hand the Cavaliers a blowout loss, 113-91. In that game, Kevin Durant scored thirty-eight points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished off eight assists. LeBron James finished with twenty-eight points, fifteen rebounds and eight assists. The Warriors would also win Game 2 with a 132 to 113 score. Kevin Durant finished with thirty-three points, thirteen rebounds and six assists. LeBron James settled for twenty-nine points, eleven rebounds and fourteen assists. The Golden State Warriors would pull away in the third game with a 118-113 win. In that game, Kevin Durant scored thirty-one points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished off four assists. LeBron James finished with thirty-nine points, eleven rebounds and nine assists. The Cavaliers looked to avoid a series sweep as they host the Warriors in the Quicken Loans Arena.
The home team started the game off right as they shot fifty-eight percent from the field as a team in the opening quarter, limiting the Warriors to forty-eight percent. During the first quarter, Kevin Love would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field as he earns fourteen points. He would knock down three 3-pointers as he crashes the boards for two defensive rebounds. Kyrie Irving would score eleven points as he shoots eighty percent from the field, drilling two three-pointers in the process of doing so. LeBron James would put up eight points as he takes down one offensive rebound, three defensive rebounds and gives out six assists. J.R. Smith would also help out with two three-pointers.
On the other end of the court, Kevin Durant would chalk up ten points while shooting fifty percent from the field. He would earn three of those points from beyond the arc and the other five from the free-throw line. Draymond Green would score seven points which would include one three-pointer. He would also jump up to pull down one offensive rebound and one defensive rebound. The 2015 Finals MVP, Andre Iguodala, would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he is rewarded with four points. Klay Thompson would be limited to one three-pointer but it was the Cleveland Cavaliers who end the first quarter with a 49-33 lead.
In the second quarter, Kyrie Irving would shoot seventy-eight percent from the field to earn himself seventeen points, knocking down two three-pointers in the process. He would also dish off four assists as LeBron James would drop fourteen points while shooting eighty-three percent from the field. James would also grab two defensive rebounds while giving out two assists. Both Kevin Love and J.R. Smith would each be limited to a three-pointer but Love would also pull down two offensive rebounds.
Eight-time All-Star, Kevin Durant, would chalk up twelve points as he shoots eighty percent from the field. He would earn three of those points from beyond the arc as he pulls down one defensive rebound and throws out two assists. Shaun Livingston would come off the bench to also shoot eighty percent from the field but was only rewarded with eight points. Former Indiana Pacers player, David West, would also come off the bench to drop four points while Stephen Curry would be limited to one three-pointer and one free-throw. Klay Thompson would be limited to one three-pointer while Green would score two points. Green would also dish out four assists while pulling down three offensive rebounds and two defensive rebounds as the Cavaliers would enter halftime with a commanding 86 to 68 lead.
Things would not get any easier for the visiting team as the Cavaliers shoot fifty-six percent from the field as a team in the third quarter, limiting the Warriors to forty-four percent. James would cool down as he only scores seven points but he would shoot fifty percent from the field. He would also knock down a three-pointer while Kevin Love would drill two three-pointers to give himself six points. Former Utah Jazz player, Deron Williams, would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning himself five points. Williams would earn three of those points from behind the arc while Irving would be limited to one three-pointer and one free-throw.
On the other end of the court, Durant would throw up twelve points which would include one three-pointer. He would shoot thirty-three percent from the field while collecting two offensive rebounds. Curry would shoot seventy-five percent from the field to earn himself eight points which would contain one three-pointer. He would also give out four assists while crashing the boards for one offensive rebound and two defensive rebounds. Draymond Green would score five points while pulling down one offensive rebound and four defensive rebounds. Thompson would only be limited to one three-pointer as the Cleveland team walks into the last period with a 115-96 lead.
The home team would close things out in the fourth quarter as Kyrie Irving would chalk up eight more additional points, which would include two three-pointers. He would do some work on the boards, as well, grabbing two offensive rebounds and one defensive rebound. Former Knicks player, Iman Shumpert, would come off the bench to drill a three-pointer while Smith would do the exact same thing. LeBron James would only score two points but he would pull down three defensive rebounds and dish off two assists.
Kevin Durant would be held scoreless in the field but he would collect four points from the charity stripe. Thompson would also settle for four points but he would earn three of them from the three-point line and the other one from the free-throw line. Bench player, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw would each knock down a three-pointer while Curry would play for six minutes, only to be held scoreless. Draymond Green would pull down two defensive rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers easily defeat the Warriors, 137 to 116. Kyrie Irving would finish with forty points, seven rebounds and four assists. Kevin Durant ended with thirty-five points, four rebounds and four assists.