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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors: NBA Finals Game 4, live scores, blog

9th June, 2018

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors

2018 NBA Finals, Game 4, June 9, 11am (AEST)

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors
85 SCORE 108
25 Q1 34
27 Q2 27
13 Q3 25
20 Q4 22
Tip-off: 11am (AEST)
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
TV: Live, ESPN
Online: Live, Foxtel app or Foxtel now
Betting: Warriors $1.95, Cavaliers $3.30

Game 1: Warriors 124 defeat Cavaliers 114 (OT)
Game 2: Warriors 122 defeat Cavaliers 103
Game 3: Warriors 110 defeat Cavaliers 102

Warriors 3 - Cavaliers 0

Cleveland Cavaliers (expected)
Point guard: George Hill
Shooting guard: JR Smith
Small forward: LeBron James
Power forward: Kevin Love
Centre: Tristan Thompson
Bench: Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Korver, Jose Calderon, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr, Jeff Green, Cedi Osman, Ante Zizc

Golden State Warriors (expected)
Point guard: Stephen Curry
Shooting guard: Klay Thompson
Small forward: Kevin Durant
Power forward: Draymond Green
Centre: Javale McGee
Bench: Kevon Looney, David West, Shaun Livingston, Nick Young, Andre Igoudala, Zaza Pachulia, Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook, Damian Jones
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Match result:

The Golden State Warriors are once again the NBA champions after a 108-85 victory over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers won them their third title in the last four seasons.

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Final score
Cleveland Cavaliers 85
Golden State Warriors 108

Match preview

Facing a demoralizing sweep, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to stay alive in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the now seemingly untouchable Golden State Warriors. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 11am (AEST).

Following another brutal loss in Game 3, LeBron and his fellow teammates must capitalize at home and take advantage of the small mistakes.

Even with the greatest shooter of all time, Stephen Curry, playing extremely out of character – the Cavs just could not stop Kevin Durant or execute offensively down the stretch.

Game 3 saw Rodney Hood step up, knocking down seven shots in 11 attempts. Kevin Love also played a nice game offensively, but was completely exploited by Kevin Durant on defence when he was switched on.

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If Cleveland wants to find themselves in the win column in front of their home fans at Quicken Loans Arena, they are going to need to be perfect and support LeBron in every way.

Durant, who scored 43 points on 15 of 23 shooting, was blazing by the end of the contest.

Curry and Klay Thompson combined for a measly 21 points, yet Golden State still notched the 110-102 victory.

Tristan Thompson and JR Smith have proved to be just about useless offensively. Jordan Clarkson has likely seen himself out of the rotation as well.

However, and I have said this since before Game 1 (which should have been the Cavs’) – I think LeBron is just too good to be swept in any scenario.

Prediction
Thanks to home court advantage, another inhuman performance from LBJ and a bit more support from guys like Kyle Korver and Love, I think the Cavs avoid the embarrassing sweep.

Though Curry will bounce back in Game 4, LeBron is LeBron.

Cavaliers by 3.

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