The Warriors Equalize. Golden State Warriors 103-82 Cleveland Cavaliers.
The series are level at 2-2!
The warriors wanting to avoid their first 3 game skid of the season, bounced back with a road win at Cavaliers to level the series 2-2 before they return to Bay Area for game 5.
“Tonight, we came in with the mentality that we had to win this game”, MVP Curry said.
Curry scored 22 points, including 4 beyond the arc, along with 6 assists and 2 rebounds. Andre Iguodala, scored 22 points in his first start of the season, after becoming a bench player under Kerr. He was the key player in the warrior success in game 4. In the first 3 games, the game was played at Cleveland’s pace. The King, LeBron James dominated with some stellar 40+ point performances.
Game 3 saw the defence by Iguodala on James, limited him to 20 points. That is 21 points under his average this series. He had 12 rebounds and 8 assists to complement his all-round performance. Cavaliers were led by Timofey Mozgov with 28 points. Guard Matthew Dellavedova who was sensational in defending against Curry in the first 3 games battled leg cramps throughout the game finished with 10 only. He was hospitalized for a while for dehydration.
The warriors built on a strong 4th Quarter in Game 3, took their momentum forward. They played fast and outscored the Cavaliers in the first half. The 4th Quarter was a disaster as Cleveland went 2-18 of the field and LeBron could not score.
The Warriors will want to get a strong win at Game 5 back at Bay Area, where 2 Overtime games were split.
The Warriors will want to continue their effective defence of LeBron James as the Cavaliers lose a lot of their offensive prowess without him. They will want to continue their effective utilization of David Lee, who had 2 solid performances in game 3 and 4.
The Cavaliers will want to review their shooting as well as on the health of James following his injury. The accuracy of the Cavaliers was horrendous with a 33% field goal accuracy. The Bench were not at all reliable, outscored by the Warriors Bench 19-7.
Heading into the Oracle Arena fortress, the Warriors re-established themselves as the team to beat. The Cavaliers have done it already in the series.
Can they do it again?