Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Game 4: Cavaliers, Celtics look to finish off East sweeps

Game 4: Cavaliers, Celtics look to finish off East sweeps

Kevin Durant scored 38 points to power the reigning National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors over New Orleans, 118-92, on Sunday, May 6, and within one victory of the Western Conference Finals. The action of this year's playoffs has been excellent so far, and we hope it only gets better; if that's possible.

Known then at the Hornets and down 3-1 in the best-of-seven, New Orleans won 93-91 at Philadelphia in the Eastern semifinals in 2002 - the first year of the New Orleans franchise - to force a Game 6, which they lost at home to the 76ers 107-103.

When Kevin Durant decides to take over a game, there is no stopping him. That changed on Sunday when the Warriors had their stars fully healthy in a game that boded more significance than any forgettable ones from October to March.

The Golden State Warriors are one win away from their fourth consecutive trip to the NBA's Western Conference finals. "And I believe that if we can maintain our spirit, why couldn't we be the one {to come back from 3-0]?"

"We just never got into any kind of groove", says Gentry.

The jawing between Green and Rajon Rondo might make Green an unpopular person in the New Orleans area, but it shouldn't overshadow how Green affects the game in so many ways. When I see something's wrong, I have to voice my opinion.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry said it was apparent early that getting the ball to Durant would be wise.

Cleveland, which has a chance to win its way back into the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth consecutive year on Monday night if it can finish off a sweep of Toronto, nearly didn't even get to this round.

"Just keep the game simple at that point because he's such a great scorer, you don't have to really overthink things".

Green, who has a reputation for feistiness and psychological gamesmanship, had eight points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a lopsided Warriors victory.

The Raptors need to win Game 4 tonight to avoid a sweep. Even in the blowout on Sunday, we saw Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis each play 40 minutes.

In his post-game press conference, Green also responded thoughtfully to one Twitter user saying he wanted Green to get shot. We've got two high scoring teams here but things have ended up under the total in the last two games while Game 1 ended up just half a point over.

The Rockets went up by 15 in the second quarter before the Jazz closed to 51-46 on back-to-back three-point plays by Mitchell.

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