CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State’s perfect postseason is over, the champagne corks still in their bottles.
The Warriors had planned to party, to pay back Cleveland.
Everything’s on hold in the NBA Finals. The comeback Cavaliers are at it again.
LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and the Cavs, bothered by chatter from Golden State’s players, broke scoring records while outperforming the NBA’s most electrifying offense in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls Friday night, beating the Warriors 137-116 and snapping their 15-game playoff winning streak.
“We have championship DNA,” said James, who broke Magic Johnson’s record with his ninth triple-double in the Finals. “We showed that tonight. We just kept our composure. We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. It’s one game.”
But it’s one they had to have, and a series that wasn’t living up to its hype and seemed headed for a quick conclusion…