LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and company failed big time to win to win Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors, and the contest was there for the taking!
LeBron James needs to realize that he needs to score when going to the basket and not be looking to pass it off! Only as a last resort does he need to pass. But the Warriors aren’t collapsing and his passes are going to covered players. Way to much standing and watching instead of steady movement!
I just don’t understand how the Cavs could stand in place down the stretch. The lack of ball movement made me sick. I can’t see Tyron Lue telling players do this. If LeBron and Kyrie Irving wanted to play hero ball, the team might as well as have kept David Blatt.
Irving led the Cavs with 34 points, but there was way too much Kyrie in the fourth quarter. Need further proof? The Cavs were -12 with Kyrie on the court–and most of that came during the 4th when the Warriors pulled away.
James had 25 but was 1-0f-5 from 3-point range. He was a non-factor in the first half. He needed to be Superman again, and instead, he let one get away.
Draymond Green is one of the dirtiest players in the league and his record in technicals prove it!!
The Warriors forward tussled with LeBron James in the fourth quarter and appeared to hit James in the groin. You better believe the NBA is going to look at it, although considering Green could actually body slam someone on the hardwood and the NBA still wouldn’t suspend him, it probably wouldn’t make much of a difference.
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In the Western Conference semis, Green kicked Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams in the groin during the Western Conference finals. “He would be suspended for Game 5 if the league retroactively assesses a flagrant-1 foul,” according to NBA.com.
Free throws just killed the points. In a game where every point counted, the Cavs left too many at the charity stripe. Cleveland went 15 of 256…good enough for 58 percent. Just disgusting. I would suppose LeBron will get a tweet from D Wade about that.
– Most of the contest back and forth as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson finally picked up their scoring. The Cavaliers defense, especially in the second half, was not good, as the team failed to properly switch, leaving the Splash Brothers wide open for 3’s.
– The television broadcasters constantly said the referees were going to let play get physical–and it did. Play got chippy and a little rough under the basket! There were arms and elbows flying and lots of contact. But you couldn’t tell it by the silence of the refs. The zebras evidently weren’t watching the same game most of us were. Even the announcers made a few comments about the missed and phantom calls!
I’ve said this before and I’ll keep hollering about it: if this is the best referee’s the NBA has to offer, Adam Silver needs to hang out a help wanted sign! These guys are blind and too quick on the whistle in other calls.
One can only hope the National Basketball Association can find an answer to this non-functional group of referees that seem to be inhabiting these finals.
– Barring a miracle, this series is over. The Cavs are just waiting for last rights. The same team that had so much success with making 3-pointers went 6-of-25 in Game 4. Live by the 3, die by the 3, and the shot is absolutely killing the Cavaliers right now.