LeBron James knew, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a must win the situation. No team has ever come back after being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, but then again no team has ever had two players score 41 points in a game before either.
James and Kyrie Irving were on fire last night. They both played their butts off. You could say, both guys know what's at stake. The Cavs have to win out to keep their championship hopes alive.
The way these two guys are playing, that just might happen. But it's going to take everything LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have, to beat the Warriors. Many will say they only won last night, because Draymond Green was out due to being suspended.
If you think about how the Cavs played in game-3, while Green was playing, you'd know that Cleveland is capable of beating the Warriors. Beating them 3-games in a row, might be another story.
But this is Cleveland folks, strange things happen in Cleveland Sports, all the time and have for decades. If James and Irving can keep their intensity level up, for the next couple of games, then the Cavs might just pull of the improbable.
It's clear LeBron hasn't lost a step, but he needs to make up his mind as to what he wants to do, during the game. IN the losses, James was trying to be the facilitator. He passed the ball too many times, and he didn't take matters into his own hands.
When he decided to play the way he did last night, he almost single-handedly beat the warriors by himself. He had plenty of help from Irving, but James is too much for the Warriors to handle when he plays up to his capabilities.
LeBron has to continue to do more of the same, if he wants the NBA Championship as mush as he says he does. He'll still need Irving to help him, and Love needs to step up his game big-time.
But this thing is far from over folks. Lets Go Cavs!!!
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