Warriors beat Cavs to take 3–1 series lead, LeBron loses his cool

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The Cavs had the chance to tie the series up at home, but the Warriors 3-point attack was simply too much for the Cavs to overcome. The Warriors won 108–97 to take a 3–1 series lead in the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 32 points and 6 assists. Kyrie Irving played his socks off, scoring 34 points, in a losing effort.

Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 11 three-pointers. The Warriors set a record for 3’s in a Finals game with 17, passing the San Antonio Spurs record of 16 set in 2013.

The Cavs were up 8 points in the 3rd quarter at home, but lost by 11. Advanced stats below.

Then it got bizarre

LeBron James (25 points, 13 rebounds) seemed to lose his cool at a pivotal moment. LeBron and Draymond Green got tangled up and it appeared LeBron pushed him to the floor, then stepped over him. After more shoving, a double foul was called. Moments later, it was James and Curry barking at each other.

LeBron 4 President

But the highlight of the night might have been when some guy whipped off his shirt and ran onto the court. He had “Trump Sucks” painted on his chest and “LeBron 4 President” on his back. While the TV cameras never showed the incident — you don’t want to give these guys publicity and encourage more — fans at the game caught and tweeted it out.

Security tackled the guy and led him off the court. Some Cavs fans said it was the best defense Cleveland played all night.

Game 5 is Monday at 9pm ET back in Oakland, where the Warriors hope to close out the series and win their second straight NBA title in front of the home crowd.


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