#NBAFinals Roundup: June 12, 2015

LeBron James is human, which simply means he cannot go on carrying these hobbled, hampered, and hapless Cavaliers forever. In Game 4, that much was crystal clear, as the Cleveland quintet, despite a strong start, fell by the wayside amidst the Golden State Warriors’ rediscovering their vaunted offensive prowess. 


Klay Thompson and the rest of the Dubs silenced the crowd at the Q to square the series and head back home to Oakland with a 2-2 split in the NBA Finals.
(image by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Game Capsules from The Sports Network:

Golden State 103, Cleveland 82
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Steve Kerr called a timeout just over two minutes in when his change in the starting lineup didn't provide instant success. Shortly thereafter, the Golden State Warriors found the pace they wanted. And with two of the potentially final three games at rocking Oracle Arena, they've regained the upper hand in the NBA Finals, too. 


Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala scored 22 points apiece, and the Warriors routed the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-82, in Game 4 on Thursday night. Kerr elected to insert his super-small lineup to start the game, taking out Andrew Bogut in favor of Iguodala and beginning with the 6-foot-7 Draymond Green at center. Iguodala responded by not only continuing to play stellar defense on LeBron James, who was limited to 20 points on 7-of-22 shooting, but he also posted a season-high point total. 

Game 5 is slated for Sunday night in Oakland, where the Warriors have dropped just four games all season -- including the postseason. One of those defeats, though, came against Cleveland in Game 2. 

James, averaging 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 8.3 assists over the first three games in the series, was two assists shy of a triple-double. He pulled down 12 rebounds and didn't score in the fourth quarter. James played with a cut on the right side of his head after diving into a camera late in the first half following a hard foul along the baseline by Bogut. Cleveland shot 33 percent (29-of-88) from the floor and made just 4-of-27 from beyond the arc.




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