Just as he did a year ago, using nearly the exact words, Kerr said the Warriors are "in a great spot".

No team have escaped a 0-3 deficit to win an NBA play-off series but the Cavs made the greatest NBA Finals comeback past year from 1-3 down to beat the Warriors. "Right now, it's becoming one game, one quarter, one possession at a time".

"I didn't hear it, but some of the other guys heard it and told me that they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms", James said. "We've been here before".

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks early Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Cleveland after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals.

Love, while he has rarely played the lead role in the Cavs' version of the Big Three, is not the problem. "And obviously that's something that we have to make sure of, that we come in and we play our own style of ball and that we're defending and rebounding and playing tougher than we did tonight". It was that sort of night at the Q. And still, you felt the Warriors had one more run in them.

But it seems like an even more improbable task than it did a year ago.

The 1949 Washington Capitols, who won Games 4 and 5 but lost the BAA finals in six to the Minneapolis Lakers.

"Our defense was not sharp", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

They kept it up in the second quarter, taking an 86-68 lead into halftime as their 3-pointers continued to find the bottom of the net.

Now he says that's not an impossible notion, a comeback to outdo the greatest comeback they made a year ago.

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Then in that third quarter, while arguing another technical, Green was hit with a second technical, which is an automatic ejection.

Two quarters have gone by and it was only during the confusion over the "second" technical when referee John Goble realized that the scorers assessed the Kerr tech during the first quarter incorrectly, which had been already publicly announced to the arena as a tech on Green. "We set a lot of records since we kind of assembled this team the last couple years". I've won one on the road.

But Draymond Green said Golden State is eager to end this one back in the Bay. The play is being reviewed by the league as a matter of policy.

A series that appeared to be headed for a quick conclusion returns to California for Game 5 on Monday night. The Cavs refused to let this one end on their home court. The Cavs have history.

And that's with the best player in the world - sorry, Durant and Paul Pierce - LeBron James performing at a King's level for pretty much the entire series.

Irving scored 40 points, hitting 15-of-27 shots from the floor and 7-of-12 3-pointers, while James added 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists to pull the Cavaliers within 3-1 in the best-of-seven championship series.

"That's part of who we are", James said.

"The last two games we have played Cavaliers basketball".

The Cleveland Cavaliers staved off NBA Finals elimination and ended Golden State's shot at an unprecedented ideal run through the playoffs with a gritty 137-116 win over the Warriors on Friday. "That's ridiculous", Golden State's Klay Thompson said of the first quarter, which gave a good indication that a never-to-be-broken 16-0 mark would be out of reach. It's gone. It's over with.