Cavs Win Feisty Game 4, End Warriors Undefeated Run

CLEVELAND -- There will be no sweep of these NBA Finals and no perfect postseason for the Warriors.

Trailing from the opening seconds, they were clobbered 137-116 Friday night by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Kevin Durant scored 35 points to lead the Warriors’ offensive attack. Draymond Green finished with 16 points, Stephen Curry totaled 14, Klay Thompson 13, and Shaun Livingston added 10 off the bench.

Cleveland became the first team this postseason to shoot 50 percent, making 52.9 percent of its shots from the field. The Cavs also shut down the Warriors transition game, allowing only 7 fast-break points when they averaged 33 through the first three games.

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Kyrie Irving poured in 40 points to lead the Cavs, while LeBron James posted his second triple-double of The Finals, with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Cleveland made a Finals record 24 3-pointers.


On a night when no one draped himself in glory, only Andre Iguodala finished in the plus column.

Iguodala’s line: 4 points (2-of-4 shooting from the field, 0-of-2 from the line), four assists, two blocks and one rebound. He played 21 minutes and was plus-10.

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The Warriors trailed from the outset, falling behind 16-5 in less than three minutes and getting no closer than 11 in the second quarter as the Cavaliers set an NBA Finals record with 86 first-half points.

The Warriors got no closer than 11 points after halftime.

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Warriors: No injuries listed. C Damian Jones and F Kevon Looney were placed on the inactive list.

Cavaliers: C Edy Tavares (R hand fracture) was listed as out. G Kay Felder and Tavares were placed on the inactive list.

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Game 5 is scheduled for Monday at Oracle Arena. Tipoff is set for 6:05 p.m. Pacific.

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