The Cleveland Cavaliers won a historic Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals on Friday (June 9), keeping them alive for another day.
It was an explosive game, where the Cavs poured in 49 points in the first quarter, a new Finals record for most points in any quarter, while going 7-for-12 on 3-pointers. The scoring frenzy didn’t stop though, continuing into the second quarter, which ended with the Cavs taking an 86-68 lead — the most points in a half and the most made 3s in a half in Finals history (13-for-22).
“That’s part of who we are,” LeBron James said. “We set a lot of records since we kind of assembled this team the last couple years.”
LeBron finished with a triple-double — 31 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists — passing Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in Finals history, with nine. He also passed Michael Jordan for third on the all-time Finals scoring list.
While LeBron’s performance was execellent, it was Kyrie Irving who led all scorers with 40 points. Kevin Love added 23 points, while J.R. Smith chipped in 15 points with five treys.
In the end, the Cavs warned a 137-116 victory to make the series 3-1.
Check out some of the highlights below: