Cavaliers Vs Raptors Game 4 Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Predictions, TV, Injuries | NBA 5/7/18

Published on May 06, at Time is ticking on the Cavaliers, and they need to make a splash at the trade deadline if they want to keep James in Cleveland at the end of this season. The Raptors rank well in blocks per game 2 , points per game 4 and free throw percentage 4. Dallas harasses Eli Manning, Giants… September 17, If the Cavaliers are going to force a Game 5, then they will need more than just another incredible performance from LeBron James. Favorites to Win 2019 NBA Championship & Betting Predictions

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Celtics Vs Bucks Game 5 Preview: Regular Season Team Stats. Points Jaylen Brown Points Giannis Antetokounmpo Get the latest NBA headlines straight to your inbox! James either scored or assisted on 66 of Cleveland's 95 points, and his 83 points in the first two games of a Finals was also second all-time to Jerry West 's 94 in the Finals.

Curry added 19, but he struggled mightily against the Cavaliers' defense, shooting 5-for from the floor, including 2—15 from 3-point range. Curry set an NBA record for most missed three-point attempts in an Finals game with Matthew Dellavedova 's defense on Curry was huge as Curry was 0—for-8 against him. The margin was close through the first three quarters, with neither team leading by more than 8 points.

The Warriors jumped out to a 20—12 lead, but the Cavaliers closed the quarter on a 8—0 run to tie the game at The Warriors led 31—25 early in the 2nd quarter, but the Cavaliers went on a 15—2 run to take a 40—33 lead. They settled for a 2-point lead at halftime, leading 47— The third quarter was low scoring, with the Cavaliers scoring 15 points and the Warriors 14 points.

Heading into the 4th quarter, the Cavaliers led 62— After three tight quarters, the Cavaliers began to pull away, building an 83—72 lead with just over 3 minutes remaining in the fourth. However, the Cavaliers squandered the 11 point lead as the Warriors went on a 15—4 run to tie the game at 87, capped off by a Curry finger roll layup with eight seconds remaining. Out of a timeout, James drove towards the basket as he went for a game winning layup, but he misfired, and the rebound tipback attempt by Tristan Thompson was unsuccessful.

In the overtime, Iman Shumpert hit a three pointer, and James made two free throws, giving the Cavaliers a 92—87 lead. However, Draymond Green answered with back-to-back baskets, and Curry hit two free throws to give the Warriors a 93—92 lead. Out of the timeout, James's go-ahead layup was blocked by Green and recovered by Andre Igoudala, but he threw it out of bounds, giving possession back to the Cavaliers.

The ensuing Cavaliers possession resulted in a three-point attempt by James Jones which missed, but Dellavedova grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled. Dellavedova hit both free throws to give the Cavaliers a 94—93 lead with After a timeout, the Warriors went to Curry, who airballed the potential go-ahead jumper. James rebounded the miss and was fouled.

James hit one of two at the line, giving the Cavaliers a 95—93 lead with 4 seconds left in overtime. With no timeouts remaining, the Warriors had to go the length of the court to get off a game-tying or game-winning shot attempt.

However, Curry's pass near midcourt was stolen by Thompson, and the Cavaliers ran out the clock. After getting badly outplayed in Game 1, the Cavaliers' bench outscored the Warriors 21—17 in Game 2. The Cavaliers handed the Warriors their 4th home loss of the season including the postseason and were only the second Eastern Conference team to win at Oracle Arena the Chicago Bulls also won in overtime on January The victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers was their first ever single game Finals victory, having lost Game 1 of this series, and being swept in the Finals by the San Antonio Spurs.

Following the game, James had dubbed the undermanned Cavaliers as "The Grit Squad", due to adopting a slower paced, more physical style of play in the absence of All-Stars Irving and Kevin Love. The Cavaliers led wire to wire as they defeated the Warriors 96—91 and took a 2—1 series lead.

The first half was close throughout, with the Cavaliers leading 24—20 after the first quarter. They led 44—37 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Cavaliers seized control, outscoring the Warriors 28— They led by as many as 20 in the third quarter before taking a 72—55 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The 55 points scored by the Warriors was their lowest scoring output through three quarters all season. However, the Warriors fought back, making it a 1-point game as they cut the deficit to 81—80 late in the fourth quarter. However, Matthew Dellavedova banked in a circus shot as he tumbled to the floor while being fouled by Curry. He made the free throw to put the Cavaliers up 84— Curry hit a handful of three pointers down the stretch, but the Cavs made their free throws and closed out the win.

James led all scorers with 40 to go along with 12 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals. Curry led the Warriors with 27 points, 17 of which came in the fourth quarter. The Warriors routed the Cavaliers —82 in Game 4, evening the series at 2—2 and reclaiming homecourt advantage.

Despite stating that there would be no changes to the starting lineup the morning of Game 4, Kerr inserted Andre Iguodala into the starting lineup in place of Andrew Bogut , while moving Draymond Green to the center position. In the second quarter, the Cavaliers got a scare when LeBron James suffered a laceration on his head from a courtside photographer's camera lens after a hard foul on Bogut, but he stayed in the game without any stitches.

The Cavaliers had it down to 65—62, but Harrison Barnes hit a three pointer out of the timeout to stop the run. With the Warriors leading 73—70 late in the third quarter, Stephen Curry hit a three to give the Warriors a 76—70 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Warriors dominated the final period, leading by as many as 23 as they outscored the Cavaliers 27— The 82 points that the Cavaliers scored were a postseason low while the Cavaliers' bench scoring production 7 points was also a postseason low.

Curry and Iguodala led the Warriors in scoring with 22 apiece. Timofey Mozgov led the Cavaliers with After averaging 41 points in the first three games of the Finals, James was held to 20 points on 7—22 shooting.

Coming into this game with the series tied at 2 games apiece, the Game 5 winner had gone on to win the NBA championship in 20 of the previous 28 instances.

The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers —91 and took a 3—2 series lead heading back to Cleveland. Both teams scored 22 points in the 1st quarter. The Warriors led 51—50 at halftime on a Harrison Barnes' three-point play following a dunk. They took a 6-point lead into the 4th quarter, leading 73— The Cavaliers opened the 4th quarter on a 13—6 run. LeBron James' deep three pointer gave the Cavaliers an 80—79 lead with just over 7: However, the Warriors responded with a huge run, outscoring the Cavaliers 25—11 the rest of the way.

James had his second triple-double of this NBA Finals series, posting 40 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. James led all players in points, rebounds and assists, and was responsible for 70 of 91 Cavaliers points 40 scored, 30 assisted. James also tied Oscar Robertson for most 30—10—10 playoff games with 8. The Warriors finished off the Cavaliers —97, winning the series 4—2. The Warriors outscored the Cavaliers 28—15 in the 1st quarter.

However, the Cavaliers went on a big run to cut the deficit to 2 at halftime, trailing 45— The Cavaliers led 47—45 early in the third quarter, their only lead of the second half. In the 4th quarter, the Cavaliers cut the deficit down to 7, but the Warriors pushed the lead back to Smith, made a late surge to cut it to 4 with under 40 seconds remaining.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oracle Arena , Oakland, California. Quicken Loans Arena , Cleveland, Ohio. Oracle Arena , Oakland, California Attendance: Retrieved May 28, The Cavs committed 18 turnovers in the game, which allowed Boston to overcome some poor shooting.

The Celtics were just 33 of 85 from the field and 6 of 22 from 3-point land. In the end, LeBron James led Cleveland to the win. He had 30 points with nine rebounds and seven assists. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and six assists. Boston was once again led by Isaiah Thomas off the bench, as he had 22 points with seven assists. Want More From TheSpread.