"We don't want to go back to the Bay and win it".
The Cavs set an NBA Finals record for most three pointers made in a game, connecting on 20 of their 33 three-point attempts at the end of the third quarter. After the teams won a finals apiece over the last two years, the Warriors are primed to win the trilogy. "It all comes down to this one game".
The celebrating after Game 4 was done by Cavaliers fans, not Golden State players, their families or anyone else dressed in blue and gold who came looking for a historic party. And sometimes that brings some commotion out there between two teams.
Later, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was involved in a pileup of players and delivered two swipes to Iman Shumpert's groin area as the referees tried to get control.
Some people may argue their greatness, but James won't. "I think it was [that] we played a desperate team on their home floor, a great team, with great players, and they came out and handed it to us".
James got it going early, scoring in the paint at will and taking advantage of the lack of a shot-blocking center among the Warriors.
Now 15-0, the Warriors are outscoring opponents by a ridiculous 16.1 points per 100 possessions, according to the league's official site.
Last season, Golden State eclipsed Michael Jordan's 1996 Chicago Bulls to set a new National Basketball Association record with 73 wins in a regular season. Before the game, Kerr, who missed 11 playoff games because of back pain, said his decision to return to the bench for Game 2 in the Finals was easy.
They spoke openly of their desire to beat Jordan's 72-win team in 1996, but this time have downplayed the importance of 16-0. "Tomorrow's another important opportunity for us and for myself, obviously, to continue the series", said James, who had a game-high 39 points in the game three loss. And now that you can look ahead to Friday, all our focus is on that. "But now that we're in this situation, why not take care of business and finish the job".
Green told Lowe that after their painful Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers in Oakland past year, Durant was one of the people he called while sitting in the parking lot.
Cleveland led for most of the second half and looked ready to hand the Warriors their first loss of the play-offs.
James' face while walking off the court said it all - the Cavs let one go and their season is likely done because of it.
There was a skirmish in a fight for a loose ball between Warriors center Zaza Pachulia and Cavs guard Iman Shumpert, during which Pachulia appeared to take swipe between Shumpert's legs.
But it seems like an even more improbable task than it did previous year.
Neither will turn 30 until next year, while Thompson and Green are only 27. "It did take a little bit of time, but for the most part their talents fit together pretty naturally".
Big shots and an incredible highlight play where James threw a pass off the backboard to himself and flushed a dunk, fueled their third quarter run. "I wasn't sure after a while; they just were going nuts".
"I would love to put a dent in that record", he said. "They have their youth, they have their health".
"I think it came from Draymond (Green, a Warriors forward), which is OK, that's Dray anyway".