Richard Jefferson 'F-- Begged' Tyronn Lue to Guard Kevin Durant


It's safe to assume that most Warriors fans didn't see this coming and now the world must wait for another game for an outcome. "Not right after the game".

The Golden State Warriors have a familiar 3-1 series lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers, with Kevin Durant leading all players in scoring (34.3 points per game) and blocks (2.0 per game) in the Finals.

The Cavaliers are still alive and have a chance to do what no other team has ever done in the National Basketball Association playoffs - rally from a 3-0 deficit. Their home floor has been friendly to them and the Warriors are hoping to find that magic once again. The Warriors need to blitz them and keep the heat on all night in Game 5.

A year ago for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Golden State General Manager Bob Myers sat alongside suspended forward Draymond Green next door to Oracle Arena in a suite at the Oakland Athletics game.

"We were able to get out in transition and score some easy baskets", Lue said after the 137-116. But these two teams and this series has been anything but normal, and oddsmakers should feel like Game 4 was the last chance for a desperate team to avoid a sweep rather than the beginning of another record-breaking comeback.

The Warriors captured the 2015 title in Cleveland with a 105-97 victory in Game 6.

Most lines in this series where around the seven-point range for Golden State, Currently the Warriors remain the favorites by nine points, according to OddsShark. The Warriors will have a three-game lead over the defending champions, and the series is now heading back to their home court at Oracle Arena. The over-under was at 221.5 points. Betters gained total confidence in the Warriors after watching them cruise to a win in Game 1.

Golden State knows it, too, must make adjustments, including getting a hand in the face of the Cavaliers' sharpshooters after surrendering a Finals record 24 three-pointers Friday, seven of those by Irving during his 40-point masterpiece.

Richard Jefferson, who delivered an underappreciated effort for Cleveland in Game 4, told Fox Sports Ohio that if the Cavs win Game 5, it's going back to Oakland for Game 7.

Durant was concerned abundant foul calls were draining the passion from the moment.

"Being down 3-1, we understand that it's a predicament that we put ourselves in", said Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, who has scored 78 points in the last two games. He has to be more prepared to play through contact with his own physicality.

"Sometimes I thought in my life that maybe that might be something that I can revisit, or they would want me to revisit, but that didn't happen, " West said recently when asked about his Lakers tenure on "The Dan Patrick Show". "It's not over. This is a insane game, anything can happen".

"We won three games in a row in the Finals and 15 in a row overall in the playoffs", Green said Sunday.

The exclusive rights to air the NBA Finals in the United Kingdom belong to BT Sport as they have done all season.