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LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a 108-85 loss in game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, after Stephen Curry’s hot start and monster night. The Golden State Warriors won their second straight championship and Kevin Durant was named Finals MVP for the second straight year. The Warriors won game four with ease as they sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers in front of the Cavs’ home crowd in Quicken Loans Arena. It was the first sweep in the NBA Finals since 2007 when James was overpowered by the San Antonio Spurs in his first Finals appearance. He now has a Finals record of 3 wins and 6 losses and there is uncertainty where will he play next season. LeBron finished the game with only 23 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists spending the last minutes of the game on the bench, maybe thinking what went wrong with their team in the Finals or maybe thinking what will be his next moves and which team will he sign next season. Kevin Love had only 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. JR Smith and Rodney Hood both had 10 points. Larry Nance Jr. recorded 7 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block while Tristan Thompson had only 6 points and 3 rebounds.
The dubs dominated this game from the start when they scored 34 points in the first quarter and limited Cleveland for only 13 points in the third quarter. Curry dominated the game with his hot shooting. He scored 37 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks including 7 three-pointers. Durant added a triple-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists with 3 blocked shots. Klay Thompson had only 10 points and 6 rebounds while Draymond Green finished with 9 points, 9 assists and 3 blocks. Warriors do not want to give the Cavs any hope after they almost got Game 1 and Game 3 so they finished it up in a dominant way.
If only George Hill would've hit the free throw or JR Smith's time mistake would of fared differently. These are the thoughts that will be remembered forever. The heartbreaking Game 1 loss would’ve change the flow of the series. If only they could've won game 1, they could've had a chance to win the title, but it’s over. Everybody should move on and think towards the future. The Cavs front office are doing everything in their power to keep James under their belt.
After Cleveland’s Finals defeat, only one thought arises in NBA fans' minds... which team will land “King James” next season? Was this his final game as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers? Will he stay? Nobody knows forsure what he was thinking after the loss, but it feels like this topic is more important than Golden State winning their second straight championship. There were rumors that only six teams have a shot in signing LeBron, and these are the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the San Antonio Spurs. And yes, you read that right, the San Antonio Spurs. There were reports that Coach Greg Popovich would force himself and the Spurs in the conversation if Kawhi Leonard stays with the Spurs, it will be a scary big three of LeBron, Kawhi and Lamarcus Aldridge. The Spurs would be the biggest threat to the Golden State Warriors if this happens. But I also think that it would make the Western Conference loaded and the Finals would be less competitive as the powerhouse teams are on the Western Conference and the only teams that would be contenders in the Eastern Conference are the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA season is over, and now we will patiently wait for the draft night and upcoming off-season.
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