Game 4 was the Cavaliers’ Big 3 at their best. Can they do it again?

In terms of firepower, the Cleveland Cavaliers are outgunned. They boast three All-Stars — the Golden State Warriors have four. They have a former MVP in LeBron James, but the Warriors have two players who have combined to win the last three. They have three-point shooters galore, but they kept missing even open ones during the first three games — all losses — of the NBA Finals.

And yet despite all that, three All-Stars isn’t anything to scoff at. In Game 4, the Cavaliers finally got that trio locked in at the same time, and it was a fearsome thing.

LeBron James became the all-time leader in NBA Finals triple-doubles with his ninth career one, notching 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists on 11-of-22 shooting. Kyrie Irving exploded for his second 40-point game (with 40 points exactly, plus seven rebounds and four assists), becoming just the eighth player to record multiple games with that many points. Kevin Love didn’t make any NBA Finals history, unfortunately, unless he’s the first Banana Republic model to win a finals game. Still, his 23 points and 6-of-8 shooting on threes was all Cleveland needed from him.

When the Warriors lit up Cleveland for three straight wins, we asked a lot of questions about this Big

Article source: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/6/10/15774718/cavaliers-game-4-big-three-nba-finals-2017

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