By LG

The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James had their backs against the wall in-game 4. The Cavs trail the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals and one more loss would end Cleveland's chances of a repeat NBA Championship.

In other words, this was an elimination game, and we all know how LeBron James & Kyrie Irving play in elimination games. The Cavs came out to win, and they dominated the Warriors in-game 4.

LeBron & his teammates set a new finals record for scoring 86 points in the first half. Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 40 points in the game, James scored 31, Kevin Love scored 23 and JR Smith came up big when needed and scored a total 15 points in-game 4.

If you're a fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, you have to be hoping for the team to continue this type of domination over the Warriors for 3 more games.

If was a tough physical game, and some crazy things happened. One of the most bizarre things that I'd ever seen, was the technical foul called on the Warriors Draymond Green. This was clearly his second technical in the game, and he should have been ejected.

All of a sudden the referees said the first technical was really on Warriors coach Steve Kerr. That wasn't the way the foul was called in the first half and all the officials had the first technical recorded on Green.

But somehow the Refs blew it late in the second half, and reversed the first technical and let Green stay in the game. This is something the NBA clearly needs to check. There is no way everyone at the scoring table got this wrong in the first half. The foul was on Green, and not Kerr.

The Cavaliers will travel back to the west-coast to play in-game 5. It is a must win the situation for Cleveland for the rest of the finals. The Cavs need to win out the rest of the series or the Warriors win the championship.

I for one think  it can be done. LeBron James and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers know the task at hand, and they know it is going to take a tremendous effort, to pull this off. But this team seems to live for big-time record-setting efforts.

Nothing seems to be impossible for this Cavaliers team. It's going to be interesting to see how the team plays in-game 5......

 

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