Dub Dynasty: Hot-Shooting Curry Leads Warriors To NBA Title

Annette Crawford
June 9, 2018

Prior to Friday night, Cleveland had won seven straight Game 4s, dating to last season.

While this was perhaps their most hard season, they found a way to overcome a 3-2 deficit against the Rockets and then cruise through the Finals.

That's an absurd margin and one of the reasons Sportsradar's model estimated the Warriors to have had an enormous margin in both shot-making over the Cavaliers in Game 3, only a small portion of which was driven by creating higher quality shots.

LeBron James runs into an extended metaphor Friday against Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on in Cleveland. With Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green leading the Warriors, LeBron and his cast of average teammates are overmatched in almost every category.

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors are now just one win away from another NBA Championship after outlasting the Cavaliers in their own building. With LeBron entering free agency in the 2018 off-season, and many speculating he would leave Cleveland, many fans believed this was King James's last game as a Cavalier. LeBron and the Cavaliers have played well to get to the finals but I feel this is the end of the road for them. Kevin Durant drained six treys en route to 43 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists but he really didn't get much support from his teammates.

"We just know how to win", Curry said.

Windhorst said that James did not want the information getting out for fear of the Warriors targeting him on defense or guarding him differently. But they still had to play Game 4.

In the series, Cleveland's five-time All-Star is averaging 21.0 points and 12.0 boards despite struggling somewhat from the floor. JR Smith scored 10 points, and with his first 3 passed Derek Fisher (285 3s) for eighth place on the NBA's all-time playoff 3-point list. He already had more points than in that 11-point outing. "We keep waking up every day and trying to get better and we end up here".

"It's good for you to be around guys like this, it makes you a better basketball player and a better man".

The Warriors led by as many as 11 in the first quarter and were ahead 34-25 after 12 minutes. Andre Iguodala returned to the court and chipped in with eight points in 22 minutes of action. Curry was up to 20 by halftime, thanks to his 3-ball with five seconds left for a 61-52 advantage.

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